Volunteer Stories

Carol Friesen : May 16, 2016

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 on free and reduced lunch. Carol and Duane Friesen helped propel the Backpack Program in the early days. Carol Friesen was an early advocate, supporter and leader of the Backpack…


KOTV News on 6 Volunteers : April 1, 2016

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 of thanks. Cathy, Thank you so much for bringing your supplies to News on 6 so we could take part in your amazing work with Food for Kids. It’s people…


The Village Project : March 26, 2016

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 Food Bank, Akela stated, “We love volunteering at The Food Bank because they support so many other agencies in the area. We know when we spend time there we are…