Many times, the right person shows up at exactly the right time. That was the case with Frances, who contacted us about volunteering just as we were looking for someone to fill in for our receptionist. She has generously given her time and talents to help the Food Bank, and we are grateful for her help and the spirit of giving she brings.
Food Bank: Tell us a little bit about yourself and family
Frances: I have two children – a daughter in North Carolina, and a son in Monroe, and three grandchildren. My husband teaches math and I retired from the St. Francis pharmacy.
What motivated you to volunteer with the Food Bank?
Everyone is responsible for helping others. What better way than to feed those in need?
What has surprised you most about working with the Food Bank?
This is a multi-layered operation; much, much larger than I had imagined.
What do you wish other people knew about the Food Bank?
Everyone here is dedicated to helping make the best use of the facility and the available resources. Contributions are appreciated and carefully applied to needs.
What’s your personal philosophy on what should be done about hunger?
On a large scale, we need to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty. On a smaller, personal level, we should care for those around us, our neighbors.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering with the Food Bank?
Please call! The staff is friendly and will welcome you.