The leadership and volunteers at North County Community Food Bank do their vital work with excellence, care, compassion, and efficiency. For many, it is a near thankless job of serving some of the most overlooked members of our community. But clearly nobody here is in it for the praise, they do so out of a desire to make a difference in the lives of others -- to which I say wow! We so appreciate an organization like this leading the way to help people!
The North County Community Food Bank is a shining star among nonprofits. The food bank itself provides critical resources for the clients with a well-organized food pantry which provides well balanced choices of fresh and preserved foods. Helpful recipes with nutritional information are easily available. The Pantry is a friendly, clean and efficient space for clients of any age to access. In my observations over the past years, it is not uncommon for the clients to express their appreciation for the Food Bank and Volunteers.
Additionally, this organization will sponsor/conduct classes and workshops which educates their client base on food handling, preparation, nutritional content as well as cooking healthy and budget friendly meals for small or large families.
Lastly, the NCCFB has an amazing group of Volunteers who have sincere care, concern and respect for the clients and organization. The energy there is contagious and a showcase for other community organizations to follow.
I have had the distinct pleasure to work with this energetic and dedicated group of people who serve the North County Community. They are the hardest working group you will find anywhere! The staff and crew are there every day for those in need, gathering food and items essential to those served. Taking time to provide services, counseling if needed and so much more. Assisting everyone who comes through the door with no questions asked and smiles in abundance. If you have garden produce available, drop it by, they'll make the distributions and make a HUGE difference in the local community.
After 'retiring', North County Community Food Bank was my first volunteer experience. It is the best of everything for volunteers. We actually get to interact one on one with clients we help, our ideas and suggestions are immediately taken up with the staff, the volunteers work together as a team and become fast friends. The amount of work and product that we are inspired to get accomplished is truly amazing. As a volunteer, it is fulfilling, fun and we look forward to helping NCCFB a grow!
I have been involved with North County Community Food Bank for about 10 years as a volunteer, board member and community member. They are an organization that leads with compassion and kindness to others while utilizing their resources as efficiently as possible. I am excited to partner with them in the future to help fight hunger in North County
I have always enjoyed volunteering at my local schools, church or community. I moved to the northwest nine years ago to join family that already lived in Hockinson and brought with me my 2nd daughter and 2 grandsons. From the very beginning I was hearing about the food bank in Battle Ground and always with positive comments. It took awhile but when my schedule allowed some free time and encouragement from long time food bank volunteer Peggy Kirkman, I decided to join the group. What a rewarding experience it has been. Since I first walked through the door 2 years ago, every week I am amazed at the commitment to the community by the people that I work with. It starts with the dedication of Liz and Carol and just flows out from there..... and it is so very, very contagious. The whole focus is getting the food out to those in need and what a great job everyone does. The compassion and dignity that is shown to all that come for assistance is always a major priority and what a blessing that is to see. God willing I pray I will be able to volunteer for many years to come. Maureen Byrne
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I have been a volunteer at the NCCFB since I moved to Battle Ground a little over two years ago. I have worked with much larger food banks, such as Four Square, but they don't come close to the sincere compassion and sense of community that comes from the staff at North Clark County, WA. By working there and greeting clients as they check in, I have had an opportunity to get to know them by their first name. If they don't show up for several weeks, I worry about them and pray for them. Some older senior clients can't see well or don't know what some of the produce items are, or how to prepare them. We are glad to help them with selections and answer questions and they are most appreciative.
I have watched the organization grow so much the building is overcrowded and ready to split at the seams. However, the staff and volunteers just keep on pushing through to serve our clients. For many people in the community, it is their only source of nutrition.
I think of my volunteer efforts as something I am blessed to do. I love how people in the community, church and schools as well as other civic and philanthropic groups come together to help others in need.
North County Food Bank is a wonderful resource. I volunteer there twice a week and enjoy everyone I meet there volunteers and clients.
An outstanding group of people who care about the community they serve. The volunteers know the people in the community, local government supports the group and almost all the service organizations in the community either support the food bank with volunteers, money or both. Thankfully I have not needed the food bank services, but have been lucky to give time, food and supplies to them. I have worked alongside the food bank staff and am amazed by their efforts and vitality.
The NCCFB is one of the best organizations in the area.
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NCCFB is the heartbeat of our community. For years I've put my volunteer energy and resources into NCCFB because I see it translating our efforts directly into results. By continually finding ways to not just feed people, but help them get back on their feet, NCCFB connects us all and makes the whole community stronger. Everyone needs help sometimes and everyone learns to give. That's what NCCFB does for us, and we'd all be much poorer without it.
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Changing lives one meal at a time!
I have volunteered at the NCCFB for over ten years and fill the food boxes and re-stock the shelves.
Our caring for each other as a community goes way beyond the food we give out! in
Today for example I will deliver a bag of clothes my son outgrew to a grandmother who is raising her 12 old grandson. The joy I will get to see on his face will make my day!!! These clothes are well used and yet to him they represent a chance to look "cool" and share what my son has enjoyed! This grandmother is letting me sign my name on a card and be included in a gift she is giving to Theresa for the passing of her mother-in-law. The service is open to us all and set for this coming Saturday.
Volunteers and clients alike share our small town of Battle Ground. We know and care about each other. We see each other at the post office, gas station and hardware store. We help each other out in ways that go way beyond the monthly food box. We are all truly friends!!!
I would not have met any of these wonderful people if I were not a volunteer at NCCFB! I love to go in and volunteer. I consider the volunteers and staff and client as some of my best friends! If I ever needed their help I know they would be right there for me. We care a lot about each other in our small town.
Our NCCFB allows all of this to happen. Without this organization I don't know how all of the people who depend on our help would make it through their hard times!!!
Our food bank is extra special. I better close now because the young grandson is waiting for me to deliver his latest bag of "new " clothes!
Sincerely, Elaine Nibley
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NCCFB is a marvelous organization that works wonders in the community. Not only does the food bank provide healthy food to those in need but the director, staff & board also work to bring the community together to overcome the great need. Churches, schools, organizations and individuals all work to help our neighbors in need. NCCFB nutures those relationships.
As a volunteer that fills food boxes, I've seen many families in need find some relief from the strain of "not enough": not enough meat, vegetables, bread, eggs, cereal, etc, not enough money for electricity, not enough hygiene items, & not enough laundry detergent. Nearly all of the clients express their gratitude when they receive their food boxes. It is heartwarming to be able to help.
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as a volunteer I drive the van on mondays and pick up everything from Meat to bread dairy, and produce and many more things. were one of the only food banks in are area that have a Van. we are also the distributors for goverment commodities. The director of are food Bank works very hard to raise funds and gets buisnesses to help buy doing food drives for are food bank we have tripled are clients in a very short time this is sad but it's very good to know their is a place you can count on. I have helped this food bank for I think about 12 yrs in that time I've seen alott of changes and growth.
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