Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization.
Kathy Combs started volunteering at the Food Bank just three weeks ago, but has already demonstrated her commitment to a hunger-free community. Kathy’s interest in hunger was sparked through a class she is currently taking at Wilmington University. She wrote a paper on food insecurity and researched the Food Bank’s impact on the local community.
“I was really interested in the Food Bank’s programs,” she explains. “They have a lot of innovative programs that address the issue of food insecurity and hunger in Delaware. I was very impressed with just the statistic of how many people are hungry in our state. The Food Bank addresses the problem from a lot of different innovative angles. They are not just supplying food, but also [offer] a lot of innovative programs on how to get food to people.”
Kathy has been helping out in the Newark warehouse a few times each week. Some typical projects she helps with include packing bags full of weekend food for at-risk children who participate in our weekend Backpack Program and packing food boxes for senior citizens who participate in our monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Kathy says that volunteering makes her feel good. “I enjoy meeting others here and finding out why they like to volunteer.”
She enjoys it so much that she’s working to schedule a time for both her family and coworkers to come in to help out on a Saturday.
Thank you to Kathy and the thousands of other dedicated volunteers who visit our facilities each year!
To learn more about volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware, please visit http://www.fbd.volunteerhub.com.