What are some of the activities you have been involved in?
Kathy: I have helped with “Fresh Rescue”, unloading trucks, unloading boxes, rearranging shelves, washing out refrigerators, collecting cardboard and recycling it.
Which food pantry activity has been the most meaningful for you?
Kathy: The large scale distribution of food to the various county pantries is a rewarding community affair. I also committed to the weekly collecting and recycling of cardboard due to the sheer volume of boxes generated at the food pantry, and saving them the problem of getting rid of it (in what would be a less environmental manner).
How does the agency support or encourage community volunteers?
Kathy: The personable people running the programs are truly grateful for my small contributions. It really makes a huge impact to have someone truly thankful for me simply unloading boxes or recycling cardboard.
Were there any particular individuals or staff members at the agency who made a significant impact on your experience, and why?
Kathy: Silas is wonderful. Personable, helpful, upbeat, organized, and just generally pleasant to be around.
What role do you think community organizations and individuals can play in helping families?
Kathy: Any person or organization that can help make someone’s life a little easier, day a little brighter, or generally provide help in a small (or large!) way, makes the world a more positive place. Helping others is the backbone of a civilized community,