Volunteers of the Week
03/26/2017 - Theresa Protter - $98 Club MemberVolunteering with Food on Foot grounds and humbles me; it puts my personal challenges in perspective.
What I like most about volunteering is the personal interaction with the homeless people I'm helping - a couple of people stood out today - Terrell and Lakisha...I'm rooting for you!!!
I think homeless people are invisible to so many people - and they, in turn, try to become invisible. Generalizing, of course, but they don't look you in the eye. I greet every person, and ask how they are. It's so wonderful to see the look in their eyes when I say "good afternoon", "it's a pleasure to meet you". Most looked at me and smiled....a huge smile, and said “thank you.” I volunteer, but I get so much more than what I give.
03/19/2017 - Zvia Hempling - $98 Club memberFood on Foot is the only organization that I know of that in addition to feeding the homeless, also provides a means for homeless adults to make their way back into the work force, find housing and become contributing members of society.
What I like most about Food on Foot is the organization’s impressive 85% success rate.
While volunteering with Food on Foot, I had the opportunity to share a few words and to give and receive smiles with a number of homeless persons working hard to turn their lives around.
03/12/2017 - Eric Siraki - $98 Club member, with his father JosephFood on Foot is the first program I have heard of that does what I have always wanted an organization to do, namely not just a hand out to the Homeless, but help them to help themselves.
There are a lot of things I like about Food on Foot but the best is how it changes the lives of people who have lost hope and love in their lives.
The first time I volunteered was on March 5th, 2017 and I was there with my wife and 2 kids. I was so moved to see the smiles on the faces of the homeless people, and they seemed to grasp that the people there to help them really cared for them. The look on their faces proved to me that we are doing the right thing.
- Joseph Siraki