I have been a volunteer at this organizations operations center for almost five years, three to five days a week. The greatest good comes from the hearts of the volunteers who donate thousands of hours, driving trucks, lifting and sorting canned goods, moving donations to specified areas, and handing out these items to the clients, at times, upwards of 600 families a month. The management has worked hard to not only take care of clients needs but has also formed working relationships with other community individuals and organizations who are trying to help those in need. As far as I know, we are the only organization in Davis County of this type that operates with only two paid employees, in my opinion underpaid I might add.
The pantry exists not only to serve those on need of food assistance but also for the volunteers. I, for one, have grown in many ways from my associations with the good people who have given of their time and talents to make this a wonderful organization to be part of, from the board of directors down to the community service workers. Doing good is not always easy but at the Bountiful Community Food Pantry it abounds and is easily recognized by the smiles on both clients and volunteers faces, the laughter, and oft times tears of gratitude we hear, see and share. There are volunteers who have 10+ years helping the pantry continue to grow to meet the community's needs. I would invite all who feel a need to find joy in service to come see for yourself what can be truly be a rewarding experience.
Review from Guidestar