Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Tuesday Warehouse Volunteers Get the Food Out!

This morning I grabbed the camera and headed down to the San Jose warehouse to see what was going on. As it is my job to sit in front of a computer most of the day, it's really good to get out into the action once in a while.

Today, it was the Tuesday Warehouse Volunteers! This committed group really knows how to get the job done.

Loading up the Produce Mobile was no problem for them. The KidsNOW bags were filled with great ready-to-eat snacks. Our Family Harvest clients will have fresh corn, carrots, potatoes and spring onions to prepare meals with.

If you've ever been part of a food sort, you know how overwhelming the job can look at first. But with our Volunteer Coordinators plus the volunteer Team Leaders, you soon realize how it all comes together to feed our neighbors in need.

Today's morning group had volunteers from all walks of life. There were retirees working alongside high school students.

PIN (Partners in Need) program volunteers, who receive bags of food after their volunteer service, were pitching in with gusto, knowing how appreciated their efforts are.

I'm honored to work alongside these dedicated volunteers! They showcase the community spirit that keeps our organization running.