By Lynda Pusey, Fund Development Specialist
Last year we received more than 15,000 volunteer visits! We can’t do what we do without a dedicated team of volunteers!
Karl Jorgenson has been volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware for more than two years and spends approximately six hours each week helping out at the Newark warehouse. He started volunteering in the kitchen and moved into the volunteer room. He loves the variety of work in the volunteer room and meeting new people.
Karl said he wanted to volunteer to help others but realized he is also getting something back. Since retiring he missed being around people each day and volunteering has helped fill that need for camaraderie. He encourages others to come in and volunteer, “Don’t think too much, just try it, it’s not hard and you meet good people while you are helping people.”
Food Bank of Delaware volunteers, like Karl, assist with a variety of tasks, including sorting nonperishable food donations, bagging produce, stocking shopping shelves, packing meal boxes and bags, helping to prepare and pack meals for the children’s nutrition program and much more.
With the school year drawing to a close, volunteers will be needed to help prepare and pack meals for our Summer Nutrition Program! Last summer, thanks to volunteers, we distributed more than 192,000 meals to children at risk of summertime hunger!
Summer meal packing will begin on Friday, June 12! To view available shifts and to sign up, visit www.fbd.volunteerhub.com.