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Karen B.

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FISH Food Banks of Pierce County
November 12, 2010

I work monthly at one of the "branch" facilities affiliated with the FISH food banks, at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Tacoma, WA. The room is set up by a group of volunteers and they place the food on the tables according to group of foods, e.g. cereals, fruits, vegetables. The number served varies from month to month, with many "regulars" who depend on the food provided at the end of the month. Many of the "clients" are immigrants from the former Soviet Union state of Moldava. Often grandchildren accompany older family members to provide translation. They also help distribute the food. It is obvious that the last Weds. of the month food bank is VERY important to these people. There are always new people also. Much of the food distributed comes from the FISH Food Bank. This "umbrella" organization does a great job of coordinating the individual food centers and providing public notice of the good work being done.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the thank you on the Clients faces.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Possibly having more cloth bags to avoid the use of plastic bags.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

Not sure...

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have made friends with the other workers and some of the regular "clients"No new skills since I had been working at a soup kitchen before.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Good

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help distribute food at St. Andrews.