The Value of Volunteering

Many moms and daughters work hard volunteering their time with National Charity League (NCL). We appreciate the hard work they do to help the Food Bank help those in need. The Lamorinda NCL group recently sent the letter below describing in their own words how the Food Bank system works and the value of volunteering. We truly appreciate their efforts and kind words.

Dear Sharon (Food Bank Volunteer Manager),

Thank you for your support of the Lamorinda NCL group. The Food Bank is one of the amazing learning experiences our NCL mother-daughter teams participate in. The size of the warehouse, the large number of boxes piled floor to ceiling and the amount of food donations that need to be discarded due to expiration or recall have provided vivid “visuals” that leave lasting impressions on all of our minds.

Our Lamorinda NCL mother-daughter teams prepare food at the Pittsburg (Loaves & Fishes) prep kitchen and serve meals at Loaves & Fishes (dining room). Volunteer experience at the Food Bank, “the SOURCE” of the food for many if not all of the meals, truly enhances our members’ appreciation of the positive and tremendous effort and commitment involved in providing food for the needy.

On behalf of all of our Lamorinda NCL members, it is an honor to be able to participate in such a worthy cause and to work with such dedicated staff as you at the Food Bank.

Be well.

Rosemary D. and Linda V.

The Food Bank would like to say “thank you” to the Lamorinda NCL group and all the NCL groups we work with through out the year. We could not operate a single day without the help of our wonderful volunteers.

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