Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions about our services or if you would like to help other people who have fallen on hard times by donating your talent, time or treasure through C.U.B.
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Citrus United Basket would like to share our story with your group and inform them of the many ways in which we serve the residents of Citrus County. Call 344-2242, and ask for the Executive Director.
- Executive Director: Kelly Selph E-mail me
- Food Distribution Program: Kathy Lemons
C.U.B. would not be able to aid Citrus County families in need without the tireless efforts of our volunteers who annually provide over 10,000 hours of service to fulfill our purpose to the community.
Thrift Store Volunteers
C.U.B. needs your help with register, sorting and merchandising items.
Food Pantry Volunteers
C.U.B. needs your help inspecting, sorting, stocking and distributing food.
Lillian "Joyce" Rowe has been volunteering with
Citrus United Basket (C.U.B.) for over 14 years. A
native of Bayonne, NJ, Joyce was born in the
family home - a home that was built on stilts
over the water! She has no problem telling
people her age. At 77 years young, Joyce is as
spunky as most people who are 20 years younger.
Joyce chose to become involved with C.U.B. after her husband begged her to, "go find something to do." She was driving her husband crazy from her own boredom following retirement from 3M, and she has one of those type "A" personalities that likes to be busy.
C.U.B. is both blessed and grateful that she chose to continue with us as a volunteer. Joyce, said that working alongside other volunteers, and assisting with clients and customers is her favorite thing about volunteering at C.U.B..
Joyce keeps busy by keeping our work areas clean and hazard free, she places clothing donations in their designated areas throughout the store, and washes donated items that will be sold in the household section.
C.U.B. Board Members, staff and volunteers at Citrus United Basket thank Joyce for all the hours that she has dedicated to C.U.B.. We hope that she will continue to grace us with her presence and passion. Thank you Joyce!
Lillian "Joyce" Rowe
Citrus United Basket is proud to have Joan Allan as a member of our volunteer staff. Joan has been meeting and greeting new and former clients to the food pantry since January 2001. Her endearing smile helps clients to feel welcome - especially when they visit for the first time. Joan creates and updates client database records and ensures that each family is properly cared for.
Joan was employed as a Secretary for the United Methodist Church for 19 years prior to her permanent move to Inverness in 2005. She is an active member in the choir, does volunteer work and works with youth members of the church whenever needed on a regular basis.
Joan has also asked to share with you that, "Volunteer activities help me cope with my Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, neuropathy and other ailments." And that, "People who are physically challenged can be dedicated and hard working volunteers. There is a great satisfaction in helping others who are less fortunate." She always offers empathy and a cordial welcoming sense of cheer to all.
C.U.B. Board Members, staff and volunteers welcome her smile - she is truly an inspiration to us all. Thank you Joan for all you do. We love and appreciate you!