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.
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
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
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?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I help distribute food at St. Andrews.