December 2, 2009
Have been a Foodshare volunteer for 8 years, and as a professional social worker I constantly refer needy clients to them, also. The staff is amazingly dedicated - to them, it's much more than a job, it's a mission. The 2,500 volunteers are incredibly involved and many serve more than one function. I am continually impressed that 95% of their budget goes directly to helping people.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Truly above and beyond - they really consider what they are doing to be a mission. Delightful group of people to spend time with!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I go out weekly on the Mobile truck which delivers fresh produce to needy people; I give talks and do tabling events for their Speakers' Bureau; I help Spanish-speaking clients complete SNAP applications through the organization's food stamp program.