Thursday, June 17, 2010

School's Out & Student Volunteers Are In!

Throughout our history, we've been extremely fortunate and grateful for the hundreds of quality volunteers who've donated their time and talents to the Food Bank.   Warehouse volunteers have done everything from assisting our drivers with picking up and delivering food, to packing boxes and bags of food for distribution.

Moveable Market volunteers enjoy interacting with friends and neighbors as they distribute fresh produce and nutrition information to needy families.  And gleaners pick fruits and vegetables from generous homeowners and orchards for donation.  And some volunteers, as was the case with the UC Davis Center for Leadership Learning, develop and execute signature volunteer activities and fundraisers that are completely their own.

From January through May, a group of student leaders hosted the iconic "Brinner and Movie" series on the UC Davis campus where, for only $3, guests were treated to amazing door prizes, cartoons, movies and all-you-can -eat pancakes.  All of the proceeds generated by "Brinner and Movie" were donated to the Food Bank, and the money that was raised will enable us to provide thousands of dollars worth of food to needy Yolo County residents.

With the entire summer to look forward to, now's a perfect time to get together with some friends and develop a signature volunteer project.  Give us a call to learn how you can spend your free time helping others in a fun, creative and innovative way.

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