Enid is part of the Donor Services team at the Food Bank and was happy to get a chance to help out at a food distribution. She shared her experience with others within the organization; here’s what she had to say:
Recently I got an opportunity to get out of the office to participate in distributions for our Food For Children and Food Assistance Program in Antioch. The first thing I noticed was how much work went into setting up and disassembling a single distribution. I was impressed to see that everything worked like a well-oiled machine, from taking out the tables from their custom place in the van to bagging the bread and produce in a production line, to putting up the shade canopies.
The volunteers were an integral part of the whole process, from setting up tables to bagging non-perishables to give out. Most of these volunteers are regulars and knew exactly how things should be run and helped me understand what to do. One volunteer told me they come to help but stay for the camaraderie.
It was really good for me to see and interact with the people we all work so hard to feed. It puts things in perspective.
I would be remiss without saying that none of this would happen as efficiently and effectively without Julie and Mullie. Together, they have worked at the Food Bank for a combined 54 years (!) and are a fantastic duo. The food distribution worked so smoothly because of their expertise at what they do. I’m really glad I had this opportunity.