Volunteer Stories


Volunteers from Church on the Move join the Food Bank on the first Thursday night every month.

Visit the links below to view stories about how volunteering makes a big impact on our community and the lives of our volunteers. 

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.”

KOTV News on 6 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.

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 on free and reduced lunch. Carol and Duane Friesen helped propel the Backpack Program in the early days