Volunteer reaches 1,000 hour milestone

September 24, 2019

Steve Werkheiser has been volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware for the past two years, and he surpassed the 1,000-hour mark today!

Two years ago, as a 60th birthday present to himself, Steve retired from Dupont. He wasn’t ready to slow down, so he has been making a difference in the lives of food insecure Delawareans ever since.

He is committed to the mission of the Food Bank and has been volunteering in multiple capacities. He even speaks food bank lingo by using the different acronyms for our programs.

“I’ve done everything from backpacks to TEFAP,” he explains.

TEFAP stands for The Emergency Food Assistance Program and joins a slew of other programs known to the Food Bank staff as alphabet soup because of their acronyms.

Steve can typically be found at the Food Bank four mornings per week.

He started his volunteer stint in the kitchen, assembling meals for children. During his time, he has built friendships with fellow volunteers.

More importantly, he feels his contributions are making a difference.

“I never knew how many people in this state were in such a dire need for supplemental food,” he explains.

Steve is viewed as a leader in the volunteer room. For Volunteer Program Manager Wes Chandler and Volunteer Coordinator Joe Certesio, Steve is a star volunteer. He is dependable and always takes initiative.

The Food Bank of Delaware is thankful for Steve! Here’s to another 1,000 hours!

Interested in joining Steve and other committed volunteers at the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark and Milford? Visit www.fbd.volunteerhub.com to view all of our available opportunities and to sign up online.

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