April is Volunteer Appreciation month, but here at the Food Bank of Delaware we appreciate and love our volunteers every month out of the year! We can’t serve one in four Delawareans without their support.
To date this year, we have had 16,219 volunteer visits for a total of 44,030 donated hours! Volunteers come to the Food Bank for a multitude of reasons. Some volunteers come during the work day as part of a corporate team, others are members of scout troops or faith-based organizations, while some are students who need community service hours. Regardless of their reason for being at the Food Bank of Delaware, we appreciate the contributions of all of our volunteers.
Kayla White falls into the student community service hour category. She started volunteering at the Food Bank in mid-December as part of her Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program at the University of Delaware. Her reasons for choosing the Food Bank of Delaware were simple – the Food Bank is close to her home!
Kayla can be found in the Newark volunteer room on Mondays or Wednesdays. She’s done a little bit of everything, including sorting donated food, packing emergency meal boxes and plastic bags for the Backpack Program and more!
“I like to give back to those who are not fortunate to have a meal everyday,” she says. “It makes me feel good to volunteer and makes me appreciate what I have. No matter how bad you think you have it, someone else has it worse. We all might as well help while we can.”
Thank you, Kayla, for your contributions!
Are you a student in need of community service hours? The Food Bank of Delaware has flexible volunteer hours with a variety of dates and times! As we head into the summer months, we will need volunteers to help us prepare and pack meals for children who participate in our Summer Nutrition Program! To learn more, visit http://www.fbd.volunteerhub.com.