My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Kendall County Food Pantry Inc, Yorkville, IL, USA
I have been a volunteer at the Kendall County Food Pantry for nearly three years. I started by handing food bags to the clients, but then moved into the office when I mentioned my office skills. By working in both of these areas I have come to realize how wonderful the clients are and how much "behind the scenes work" is done in order to serve our clients. I have also seen the need for the the work of the food pantry grow tremendously over the last three years. It never ceases to amaze me that not one person working at the food pantry is a paid employee. My eyes have truly been opened to the needs of my community by donating my time to the food pantry.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the amount of food each client receives twice a month. I have also seen how the Kendall County Food Pantry relies exclusively on the donations of time, money and food items which are brought into the pantry from the community.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make it more known that there is not one single person that works at the Kendall County Food Pantry that is a paid employee, from the director to the person who donates one single can of food.
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?
Sometimes I would like to work more one on one with the clients, but I do see the need for office work is also great.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
I have found many new friends at the Kendall County Food Pantry, as well as have had an eye-opening experience as to the need in the community.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
It makes me feel like I might actually be making a difference in my small part of the world.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?