April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! We’re celebrating with a few stories submitted by regular volunteers. Tell us why you volunteer in the comments. Take it away, Renee!
“I retired from work two years ago and I knew I wanted to do something to help people. I never had the time to volunteer while I was working full time and raising my two sons.
I started searching the wonderful web to see what opportunities were out there. I came across the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and signed up.
I primarily help distribute the fresh produce at various sites throughout Fairfield and Vacaville. It so good to see the wonderful produce we hand out and to see how grateful people are to get produce. It gives me a chance to interact with people and I love working outside. I have also really enjoyed working with Elaine who drives the food truck.
It amazes me how many people the Food Bank helps feed. I also never realized how many people need help with food and it makes me realize how fortunate I have been to have never really been hungry my entire life. I look forward to many more rewarding experiences!”
To find a volunteer role that suits you, visit www.foodbankccs.org/volunteer.