Let’s put an end to hunger in Toledo, Oregon!

Board Member:

Tony Monroe

Tonia Storm


Tonia became pantry manager in January 2016.

co-founder Nita Rose

Nita Rose, is a  4th generation Oregonian, whose roots run deep in Western Oregon.  Her great grandfather, David Ruble homesteaded in Waldport after moving from Missouri via wagon train.  He was the founder and promoter of Waldport. Nita grew up in Philomath, married Neil Rose and they moved around for 3 years while Neil was in the military.  They settled in Woodburn for 9 years before moving to Toledo in 1964.  Here she was employed by Lincoln County School District until she retired as Secretary of Mary Harrison School in 1995.  After retirement, Nita was involved in getting the Toledo Food Share Pantry up and running.  You will also see her volunteering at the Toledo Public Library and the Methodist Thrift Shop.


Special MentionS

Treasurer:

Brenda Polendey

Brenda is our treasurer, as well as a local accountant. 

  • With 30 years extensive background in Leadership and Management  for the U.S. Navy. ​
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences – with minor in Sociology.

Secretary:

Kelsi Halverson

Kelsi is a Language Arts Teacher who lives in Toledo. She became board secretary in January 2016. 

Toledo Food Share Pantry

Chair:

Chris Henarie
Chris is a life long resident of Toledo and is the President of Henarie Trucking, Inc. 

Media Rep:  

Daryl Blanksma

Daryl is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Toledo since 2014. He became our media representative and a member of the board in 2015.

Board Member:

Doug Rider

My name is Doug Rider. l moved from Newport to Toledo 21 years ago. l was a Contractor for 28 years and also employed with Lincoln County School District for 26 years. I started my Involvement with the food share 3 years ago. Now l am proud to be a part of Toledo food share.

Vice Chair:

Jake Postlewait


Gary Hoffman and Dave Martin


Thanks to both Gary and Dave the Toledo Food Pantry has drivers! In addition to everything they offer our program their excellence behind the wheel gets food to the pantry.

Nicki Price


Nicki is a key volunteer her time with the Pantry shows the depth of her heart and devotion to her community.

Key Volunteers

Our Leadership Team