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MADERA COUNTY FOOD BANK
June 11, 2011

My mother was a volunteer of the Madera County Food Bank for several years. In the last few years her health has declined but she continued to volunteer for the food bank.

A few months ago while she was walking back to a car to go home, her walker got caught in some broken concrete in the drive way and she fell.

The executive director of the food bank told her "As long as you are handicap and need your walker, you can no longer work at the food bank",

When I contacted Dennis Darnell (executive director) he denied saying this but did say his insurance would not allow anyone with a walker to work for him. So basically saying the exact same thing.

Be warned about the discrimination the elderly and handicap will face working for this non-profit. If there are any handicap rights attorneys reading this, please contact me.

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Follow up since Executive Director posted
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Dennis I wonder where your imagination will lead you next. Neither I nor my mother has ever threatened to sue you or the food bank. My mother just wants to work and no she does not have a problem standing or working.

There was never a problem with her volunteering until she fell in some broken concrete. You also never offered her any other job. Your exact words were, "As long as you are handicap and need your walker, you can no longer work at the food bank",

And now you are trying to change the story and lie. Wow Dennis. Maybe what we really need to do is look at who works for the food bank for pay. How many of your family members? How many of your family members are on the board? Programs are being cut but aren't you still being paid?

You say you offered her to work at the SNAP program but you aren't doing the SNAP program anymore. You have never bothered to return Mom's or my phone calls. You have not spoken to my mother since the day you fired her. You have not spoken to me since you informed me about your insurance.

Your a liar and I thought you were a better man than that.


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I would fire the executive director for his discrimination against the elderly and handicap.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Fire the board and director for discrimination.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & volunteer.