Volunteers of the Week
02/13/2018 - Erica Acker - $98 Club memberFood on Foot means so much to me and my family. It’s an honor to be able to take a small part in such an important organization that directly impacts so many lives in a positive way.
I love supporting Food on Foot because we’re offering a path forward for homeless people who have been struggling and need to have some hope. As someone said the other day, it’s a “hand up not a hand out”. I really love that. I also appreciate that we get to see the progress being made first hand.
When I volunteered during a Sunday serving, there was a woman who shared her story and I was blown away by it. She had a PhD (I think maybe a Masters too), but due to family circumstances she ended up in a bad situation and was on the streets until she found Food on Foot and was now living in an apartment and working again. It really impacted me and made me realize that we never know the stories of people who are homeless; there are so many reasons why they might be in their current situation and even though I always had compassion for them, it made me think about the homeless in a totally different way.
02/05/2018 - John Burke - $98 Club memberVolunteering with Food on Foot reminds me of who I am on my best days. I know it sounds selfish, but I feel more like "myself" whenever I'm here. I feel very complete.
I love that my sons are watching me and developing the appetite to help out. Most of all, I really love the connection with the guests. It may be momentary, but their smiles last in my heart forever.
After volunteering last Sunday, which had provoked laughter, tears and profound reflection, I was so happy to listen to my son give his take on the day. He remembered all of it. None of it was trivial for him and none of it came from a device with a screen. We both rode home wondering how soon we could come back.