By Joanna Scatasti, Communications Intern
A volunteer turned intern, Kyle Bell has been helping out the Food Bank for quite some time now—three years to be exact. He’s about to enter into his senior year of high school, and when asked about it, he was all smiles and excitement.
He does a lot for the Food Bank as a volunteer. He takes items in and out of the warehouse for the summer meal program, locates the refrigerators and freezers to pull needed items out, and makes sure that the shift is running smoothly. Through many years of volunteering, he knows the ins-and-outs of the Food Bank and is always willing to lend a hand and serve as a leader to other volunteers.
His hours as a volunteer were so appreciated, in fact, that Wes, our Senior Volunteer Coordinator, asked him to come on board as an intern. “Being here for the previous years, I’ve gotten to know Wes. He let me know about [the opportunity] and gave me the form” he said.
Kyle enjoys interacting with other volunteers. “A lot of the people who come in are really nice and it’s pretty easy to strike up a conversation with them. They’re friendly. They’re here to volunteer—they’re here because they want to be.”
Kyle is just another example of how hard work and dedication makes all the difference. He doesn’t see it has “hard work,” though. “This is a good experience and I think I enjoy it so much because it’s something fun for me to do,” he says.
All it takes is a positive attitude, willingness to work hard, and an open-mind. Kyle possesses all of these things!
Want to meet Kyle and others like him? Click here to sign up for a shift!