Volunteers of the Week
08/09/2017 - Dave and Katie Rand - $149 Couples Club MembersFood on foot is more than just providing handouts to those in need. It's about rehabilitation. It's about helping people get off of the street and allowing them a second chance at life. Food on foot teaches life skills and participants of the program gain confidence and independence.
We love that the volunteer experience is so kid friendly. Sharing this experience with our children helps to teach them such important core values. It teaches kindness, empathy and appreciation for what they have, while instilling a sense of pride for helping to make a difference.
We really enjoyed hearing the stories of the program graduates. It's incredible to hear where they have been and how their life has changed so dramatically as result of their hard work and the support of your incredible program. Listening to the stories and their random acts of kindness is truly a heart-warming experience.
06/26/2017 - Keylee Sanders - $98 Club memberTo me, Food on Foot means “Opportunity.” It was beyond inspiring to see the difference this program makes in the lives of the homeless! This is a tough program and that structure is an invaluable lesson for the people in it and all of those it touches.
I love hearing the stories from the homeless people in the program - the honesty and courage it takes to tell those stories, along with the appreciation and effort from the $98 Club members and volunteers!
My first time volunteering was special because I got to see Patrick graduate! I didn't know what to expect but it was wonderful to see him turn his life around and have such positive attitude and so much gratitude!
06/19/2017 - Marisela Brazfield - $98 Club MemberI believe that all people, especially folks who are at a disadvantage, have the right to food, shelter, medical care, education and happiness. In volunteering with Food on Foot I am able to contribute to making that a reality for folks who have stumbled a little harder than the rest of us.
I really like the idea that Food on Foot is not dependent on government funding, as often times the red tape and stipulations prevent folks from benefiting from services that are sorely needed.
My first volunteer experience left a heart warming impression on me as the people shared their random acts of kindness, both volunteers and green/grey shirts. I walked away feeling much, much more hopeful than when I arrived.