Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Zeltt

By Mike Dombkoski,
Communications Internandrew zeltt

When it comes to the fight against hunger, the state of Delaware can never have too much help. Here at the Food Bank of Delaware, our hardworking employees can only do so much. That’s where our incredible volunteers come in.

One of these incredible volunteers is Andrew Zeltt, an employee at Sallie Mae who has been volunteering at the Food Bank for many years.

“I love the mission of Food Bank of Delaware and feeding the many people in need within our community,” said Zeltt. “People all over Delaware and people of all ages need assistance and the Food Bank is there to help them out.”

Zeltt has consistently gone the extra mile since beginning his work at the Food Bank of Delaware. Since 2008, Zeltt has brought a group of friends once a month to volunteer at the Food Bank, with the group size generally being larger than 20 people each time.

Zeltt has also run numerous food drives, both through work and at home. Thanks to his work at Sallie Mae, he and the company have provided more than 15,000 pounds of food since 2009.

But it doesn’t stop there. Zeltt says he often has cookouts where he requires his guests bring food items in exchange for food off of his grill. Want more? At his wedding last year, Zeltt asked his guests to bring donations for the Food Bank instead of gifts. He and his partner collected more than 1,000 pounds of food from this, along with cash donations.

The expression “going the extra mile” doesn’t seem to do Zeltt justice. All he wants in return, however, is for more people to get involved.

“Visit the Food Bank of Delaware’s volunteer site and sign up for just one time slot of two hours,” says Zeltt. “These will be the most fulfilling two hours you will have that week and I know you will come back again and again. Come join in the fun and help out the community too.”

The Food Bank of Delaware cannot thank Andrew Zeltt enough for his contributions!

Interested in volunteering? To see our available opportunities, please visit http://www.fbd.volunteerhub.com .

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