Volunteers of the Week
06/10/2018 - Richard and Allison Wenk - $149 Couples Club membersFood on Foot offers the best version of ourselves on display. It’s a way to give back, reach out and be helpful to homeless people who are in need.
What I like about Food on Foot is the up close, hands on approach to rebuilding someone’s battered soul. They are re-educating and re-tooling people who’ve struggled on their own.
When I volunteered, it was heartening to see the results and successes the program has accomplished. I loved hearing the success stories and how those who have benefited from the program are giving back as well.
06/04/2018 - Tia Carrere - $98 ClubFood on Foot is a way out of what can be a never-ending downward cycle of homelessness. It is a roadmap for success.
I like that the program involves participants with accountability and regular volunteerism on their part.
I loved how one of the volunteer winners of the day- a guy you probably wouldn’t speak to walking down the street- was so touched with his honor that he broke down and cried in front of us all as he expressed his gratitude. It touched all our hearts to share the vulnerability of this guy who looks so tough on the outside.
05/21/2018 - Elliott Eisman and Chelsea Dinsdale - Couples Club membersFood on Foot is the most meaningful change promoting organization we've ever been a part of, and we feel extremely proud to be able to contribute to it.
We love that we get to physically participate in the work that Food on Foot does, instead of blindly giving money. We get to meet and hear stories from the homeless people Food on Foot helps. Every single time we distribute food on Sundays, we leave with a better understanding of the program, as well as a profound new perspective on the good of humanity.
By far the most moving experience I’ve had at Food on Foot was this past Mother’s Day. It began with an abundance of children coming with their mother’s to serve, far more children than I’ve ever seen volunteering. Then we were treated to a few testimonials by the Work for Food program participants. One of them in particular was especially heart felt and moving. He described being in prison only a year ago and how with the help of the program he’s changed his life around completely and is now thriving. Later, after I had the pleasure of distributing the gift cards and got to look each person in the eye and shake their hand, there were a number of honors given out. Most moving were Oscar’s graduation from green shirt to grey and seeing how proud, not envious, all the other green shirts were of him. It was also moving to see Michael graduate the program with a $5000 dollars savings account. He was very humbled and proud and encouraged all the other green shirt members to stay the course and trust the process. It was a very moving day and a wonderful example of Food on Foot’s efforts taking effect.