West Suburban Community Pantry chief resigns

The West Suburban Community Pantry in Woodridge is looking for a new general manager to replace outgoing leader Laura Traut Coyle.

After six years at the helm, Coyle said she plans to leave her position in the coming months to pursue a longstanding interest in serving nonprofit leaders as a consultant and coach. Coyle will remain engaged with the pantry during the transition.

She joined the Pantry in 2016. Under her leadership, the Pantry nearly doubled the number of individuals and families it serves and provided services to nearly three times as many people in need during the pandemic. The nonprofit also launched its first school pantry in Romeoville, completed renovations to its store, warehouse and offices, and offered online food ordering through a pantry. eat virtual.

“I have been honored to work alongside so many committed leaders who share a similar vision of a hunger-free community. life to so many of the things that were just ideas a few years ago,” Coyle said in a statement. “I am very proud of what West Suburban Community Pantry has achieved and truly believe that this wonderful organization is just beginning to flourish in service to the community.”

The pantry’s board hopes to have a new chief executive this summer.

Norma P. Rex