Newark volunteers paint mural

A group of Newark High School volunteers, led by Karin Lang of the Newark Arts Alliance, have completed a mural for our Newark volunteer room.

 The 26” x 57” mural features a map of Delaware, surrounding states and the Atlantic Ocean and includes images from Delaware’s agriculture and food industries. The group took a little over one week to complete the mural and donated 100 percent of their time. Supplies for the project were provided through community donations.

“We’re very thankful for the work of Karin and the students,” said our President and CEO, Patricia Beebe. “Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization – last year we had more than 15,000 volunteers – so we’re pleased that the mural provides a bright and inviting place for our volunteers to work in.”   

In addition to the mural, we have also made several other improvements to the volunteer room. A non-slip coating was applied to the floor, stainless steel food assembly tables were purchased to allow for ease of movement and new insulation was installed for increased energy efficiency. Future plans include a new roller system for food packing and translucent window panels to increase natural light in the room.

“The upgrades to our volunteer room are helping us to feed people more efficiently while working to become a more environmentally-friendly organization,” said one of our volunteer coordinators, Jason Begany.

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