As one reflects on their past and what has driven them to choose the path they have walked can often lead to a long journey of the memories collected over one’s life.
My passion for giving has always been a part of who I am, it has been at my core from as far back as I can remember. My passion to volunteer at the Food Bank started a little over 20 years ago. I was working at the courthouse and I found numerous people coming through the system that had minor infractions against them. When I talked to them I found a common theme, they were hungry. I found that many were struggling to feed their families and resorted to petty theft to get money for food. Hearing this broke my heart and I thought something had to be done. That is when I did some research and found the Greater Washington County Food Bank. I was able to connect the families that needed food with the right resources and they were able to go forward with hope. When I saw the eyes of the first person I helped fill will tears and the reaction of complete gratitude; well, that moment changed my life. I started volunteering at the food bank and became an advocate for the hungry.
It has been my goal for the last 20 years to help eradicate hunger from Washington County and hopefully beyond.