staff

The Food Pantry employs part-time staff members who work with volunteers and partners to ensure that there is a healthy variety of food available and that everyone in need is served. We also have a significant and dedicated workforce of around 90+ volunteers who donate over 200 hours of their time and labor each month to the pantry. 

“This Pantry is our community that reaches us on the basic level of existence.  I am happy to be a part of such a wonderful organization.” 

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Sue Heffron

Executive Director

Sue has been in the valley over 30 years and lives in Alta with her husband Andy.  They have raised three children and are blessed with seven grandchildren!. Being involved with food has always been a passion, especially as they raise animals on their farm, Purely By Chance.  When offered the job at the Pantry, Sue found herself at home, surrounded by great people- both volunteers and clients. Other passions include hiking, snowshoeing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

“Working at the food pantry is so rewarding. I feel like I have found a new family and I am fully invested in feeding this community.”

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Julie Kling

Pantry Assistant Specialist

Julie is a freelance writer, a ski instructor in Jackson and a proud new homeowner in Teton Valley. She writes for local magazines, authors and is pleased to add the food pantry to her list of nonprofit clients. She moved to Jackson in 2010 from her hometown of Rochester, New York and is grateful to be raising two kids in the mountains. When she’s not working, you may find her smiling on a downhill mountain bike or ski trail.

“I am glad to be able to give back to the hard-working members of our community through my
work at the pantry.”

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Sarah Lott

Pantry Assistant Specialist

Sarah is grateful to live in Teton Valley; she is inspired by the mountains, flowers and streams,
the caring people and the wide open skies. Having worked in restaurants and schools, Sarah is
mindful of the need for food equity and thankful for the multi faceted work of the pantry. She is
glad to be raising her two boys alongside her husband in a small, kind community where nature
is revered and trails are so close to home. Sarah loves to connect with people through her work
at the pantry and when not there she can be found in a garden, on her horse and out enjoying
the amazing landscape around us on skis, foot or by boat.

“I am committed to making sure that anyone in need of food assistance knows about the pantry”

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Charmayne Rauch

Pantry Assistant Specialist

Charmayne transplanted herself from a job at Eli Lilly in her home state of California to Teton Valley in 2007. She took classes to become a master gardener while managing a busy chiropractic office for Dr. Jim Davis. She thought she was retiring until she found the food pantry, when her weekly volunteering turned into a part-time job. She is looking forward to spending more time in her garden, hiking, biking and cooking for friends and family.