by: Natosha Bratcher, Communications Intern
Debbie Vagonis has been a dedicated and attentive volunteer at the Food Bank of Delaware since December 2013. Debbie chooses to volunteer here at the Food Bank because its mission is important to her and close to her heart. “Food is a basic human need and no one should have to go without it,” she says.
Debbie participates in numerous volunteer activities, “I sort donated food, create donated and emergency meal boxes, put together children’s food backpacks, stock shelves for Shopper’s Choice, and senior supplemental food boxes,” she states.
Debbie also helps with clerical needs here at the facility, “I help with mass mailings and scoring surveys and data entry for the SNAP Program.”
Debbie feels that her time spent volunteering at the Food Bank is necessary and also appreciated. “I know I’m helping others in need. It makes me feel uplifted, enriched and inspired.” She quotes famed author Elizabeth Berg saying, “There is incredible value in being of service to others.”
Debbie hopes that others will follow her lead and begin to volunteer at the Food Bank of Delaware as well. “It is a very rewarding experience to know you’re making a difference in people’s lives. Let’s fight hunger together,” she states enthusiastically.