Simply put: Freestore Foodbank couldn’t do its work without the caring, compassionate service of our volunteers.
Volunteers are a vital part of our efforts to provide meals to hungry children, families and seniors in the tristate area. Every time you volunteer, you will leave knowing that you have helped to provide food, connection and hope for our neighbors facing hunger.
Darla gets that!
A Freestore Foodbank volunteer for more than five years, Darla started serving with her grandchildren during the holiday season, giving out meals at our Liberty Street Market.
As she learned about schools we help, she began assembling Power Pack weekend food for children. She has also packed produce for our Freestore Direct delivery program and volunteered on our Healthy Harvest Mobile Market truck.
“I feel my time is truly a contribution at Freestore [Foodbank], and it’s very much appreciated,” says Darla, who has volunteered with several organizations. “Serving the end customer is their number one goal; they do it efficiently, with no bells and whistles.
“Helping to feed families who are food-deprived is my number one reason to volunteer, and I’ve found the perfect place for that.”
Soaring prices in the grocery store and at the gas pump are creating additional hardships. And while no one should go hungry at any time of year, it seems to hurt more during the holidays.