Volunteer Stories: Brenda Pays it Forward with Ravioli

When Brenda was a young child, her family didn’t have much. In fact, there were many times she would open the pantry and not find anything. It wasn’t that she was picky and didn’t find what she wanted, the cupboards were bare; there was nothing to eat. Brenda’s mother suffered...

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Volunteer Stories: John and Sandra Barnett

A Heart for the Hungry Can Quadruple Giving   John Barnett, Jr., a retiree of Williams, and his wife, Sandra, take every opportunity to support the Food Bank through matching challenge gifts throughout the year. Charitable foundations and other organizations often provide match challenges as an incentive to encourage donors...

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Pathways: Smile, Look Up, Be Nice!

Pathways is a program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities. On a regular basis you might find their clients volunteering in order to help feed hungry neighbors. This opportunity provides clients of Pathways interesting ways to get out into the community, socialize and most...

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Carol Friesen

The Backpack Program is one of the most popular services of the Food Bank both in terms of volunteers and for generous donations. Looking ahead, Food for Kids distributions will become even more critical as many school districts contemplate the idea of a four-day school week which will greatly impact students...

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KOTV News on 6 Volunteers

In March, the staff at KOTV News on 6 packed cases, onsite at their studio, for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. Griffin Communications has championed the Food for Kids programs in many ways over the years. Kim Petersen, marketing services coordinator, sent Cathy Elliott, our children’s program manager, a note...

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The Village Project

The Village Project is one of the Food Bank’s, monthly volunteer groups. Additionally, they participate at Food Bank special events, such as the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. According to Akela Leach, executive director, “The Village Project brings people together through local community service projects.” When describing efforts at the...

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