Volunteer Spotlight: Aggie Paff
Updated: Nov 20
Aggie Paff is a newer volunteer at the Bread of Life Food Pantry, having served in this role for just over one year. She stocks and dates products for the cereal and snack shelves, and on two Wednesdays each month, she escorts shoppers through the shopping area.
Aggie comes to the pantry by way of Aspinwall Presbyterian Church and its pastor, Pastor Scott Hill, who has served for many years on the pantry's Board of Directors. Following her retirement, Aggie met with Pastor Hill to discuss ways she could be more involved in church activities. Aggie, having learned that Bread of Life Food Pantry is a "prayer mission partner" of her church, shortly thereafter reached out to the pantry to inquire about a volunteer position. She hoped that after hearing about the Bread of Life Food Pantry's mission from Pastor Hill that she could contribute a more personal faith offering.
Aggie is married and an empty nester; she and her husband Steve have three grown sons and a daughter-in-law who live out-of-state. Aggie and Steve enjoy seeing Dan, Matt and Jillian, and Stephen as often as possible.
Aggie is retired after four decades working for The ChemQuest Group, a global business strategy and external technology development firm with specific focus and expertise in specialty chemical markets. While there, she was a vice president and company officer. For Cincinnati-based ChemQuest, Aggie telecommuted from her Pittsburgh home office for years, well before working from home was fashionable, so she welcomes the social interaction of being with Bread of Life shoppers and volunteers. Aggie feels blessed in finding a warm and welcoming environment at the pantry.
Aggie also makes an extra effort to serve those in need in our communities. She takes any leftover food the pantry has at the end of its shopping days to Roots of Faith and Meals on Wheels. They help people in need in Aspinwall, Sharpsburg, and Blawnox. This effort assures that any leftover food is distributed to families who may not be able to shop at the pantry.
The managers and volunteers applaud the work Aggie does to help the pantry fulfill its mission of providing food and basic necessities to those in need.
The Bread of Life Food Pantry greatly appreciates the time Aggie donates to the organization as well as other volunteers who freely give of their time and talents. Our organization encourages others who may be interested in volunteering at the pantry to review the current volunteer opportunities listed on our website and contact us if interested in any.