“They deserve to feel as good as we do when we buy things at the store. They deserve that happiness. I hope that’s how they feel when they come here”, Margarite told us when she spoke so passionately about what it means to provide food to her New Hampshire community. She loves to help people…
Robert is a volunteer who loves to garden. He spends several days a week working in the Capital Area Urban Garden doing everything from watering the plants to picking the vegetables.
We met Hillary while volunteering at the Capital Area Urban Garden. As their food growing education specialist not only does she know her gardening, but she loves to teach people how to do it.
We had been to so many events (99 to be exact), so we decided for the 100th to create one ourselves. So we teamed up with Cathedral Kitchen and 30 Net Impact conference attendees.
After 99 volunteer events we can say one thing for sure… We have learned a lot. But it’s not always what you learn that’s so important… It’s who you share it with.
Since we started the 100 days, we have volunteered at many places and met many amazing people, but you can quickly forget that the one day you volunteer is just one of many for the people who run them.
Meet Miriam. She doesn’t know this, but she is actually one of our favorite people to volunteer with. Actually, to be honest, we didn’t know it the very first time we met her either.
Since August 1st, we have been working towards 100 volunteer events in 100 days that can make a real difference in our community.
With just a few more events to go… We made our way back to the only not for profit food store in the country… Fare & Square in Chester, PA.
Eggs… One of the most common foods handed out at mobile food pantries. The Food Bank of South Jersey Glassboro Hope Mobile is no exception.
Meet Lisa and Angie. We volunteered along side of them at the Maple Shade Hope Mobile. Angie organizes the event each month.
When it comes to helping your community, it’s personal. Being able to help the person who lives around the corner, down the street or right next door is an amazing feeling.