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The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Our Community
Happy National Volunteer Week! Help us celebrate our volunteers.
EVERY DAY VOLUNTEERS SORT 12,000 POUNDS OF FOOD,
AND RECEIVE 61,242 POUNDS OF FOOD
Last year, it took 148,104 volunteer hours of to meet the demand for food and Food Bank services. That is a lot of care and compassion for our neighbors. Volunteers provide more than 60% of the hours needed to keep the food moving. This undertaking equates to more than 70 full time equivalent staff positions and has a value to the community in excess of $4.4 million. From youth to seniors, families and groups, volunteers fuel this organization. Thank you for giving your time to help make our community better.
EVERY DAY VOLUNTEERS DISTRIBUTE
264 EMERGENCY HAMPERS TO 621 PEOPLE
Help us celebrate our wonderful volunteers this National Volunteer Week. Every day there are 149 people in 45 different roles for a total of 567 hours, proof that we could not do what we do without the generous time, talent and energy of volunteers. They truly are the lifeblood of our organization!