Volunteer Spotlight: Paul B.

DSC_0610By Chris Willis, Communications Intern

There are many reasons why people give back to the community, and there are many worthy causes right here in the First State. Paul B. gives back to the community by volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Newark facility. He has volunteered at the Food Bank for the past three years and has grown to enjoy it more by the years.

“It’s like a job, because I love coming in,” he says. This mission of the Food Bank has become near and dear to his heart. The people who work here  are pleasant and inspiring, he points out. This has led to his desire to volunteer for the longterm. He believes that if everyone comes in and does their part, hunger in Delaware can be overcome.

A dedicated employee at Chrysler for 30 years, Paul doesn’t like to sit around now that he’s retired. He would rather volunteer  at the Food Bank and other places as there’s always something to do. He feels that he can make an impact by volunteering his time. “I don’t want to be selfish, I would rather help out as much as I can,” says Paul.

He also calls out to other fellow retirees or anyone that has extra time on their hands.. Paul advises, “If they can do the work, it will make things easier as projects must keep going on,” referring to programs like the Summer Nutrition Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. For those unable to volunteer, he encourages individuals to help in other ways such as donating food or funds.

Paul believes that every bit of help the community can provide will make a different to benefit those in need.He tips his hat to all the people who give to the Food Bank. Paul is just one of many dedicated volunteers who walk through the doors to give a day of hard work.

Want to make a difference in our community? Visit http://fbd.volunteerhub.com/events/index to sign up to volunteer!

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