April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Throughout the month we will highlight the stories of volunteers who are committed to creating a community free of hunger!
Mindy Brown started volunteering at the Food Bank about 20 years ago when she was still a high school student. Since then, she’s been coming on and off throughout the years.
Mindy is committed to the Food Bank’s vision of a community free of hunger.
“There’s no reason for anyone to be hungry, and if there is something I can do to help, then by all means,” she explains. “Everyone comes down on a low time in their life and people have helped me.”
Feeding children and seniors is important to Mindy. “They should not be hungry,” she says.
Through her volunteer work she ensures that Delaware children and seniors have access to needed nutrition. Mindy helps with a variety of tasks including packing bags full of food for the weekend Backpack Program for school-aged children and packing meal boxes filled with household food staples for low-income seniors.
Since December 2016, Mindy has been coming to the Newark volunteer room once or twice a week. She has also told others about the volunteer opportunity.
“It’s easy,” she explains. “Anyone can do it. It’s easy to sign up and it’s a great cause. It helps everyone.”
Mindy encourages other interested volunteers to sign up early as shifts do book up quickly, “which is a good thing,” she adds.
The friendly environment at the Food Bank makes volunteering fun, she says. The Food Bank does not require volunteers to make a long-term commitment, so community members can schedule as their time permits. Simple tasks make it fun for the entire family.
To learn more about volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware, please click here.