As May comes to a close and June begins, many across Central Florida are finishing with school and getting ready for summer. While summer may mean days at the beach, hanging out with friends, and family trips to some, to others it means missing out on important meals school provided.
One of the ways the community helps us fight hunger and feed hope for hungry children all across Central Florida is through volunteering. Volunteers provide a cornerstone service to our mission: sorting food, helping out with events, collecting donations, and more. We could not do what we do without them.
This May, we are spotlighting a volunteer who has been with us since 2008, Barry Pritchard.
When Barry began volunteering at Second Harvest, he did so through his company Wells Fargo (Wachovia at the time). Since retirement, he still volunteers his time at the warehouse, having donating over 400 hours toward the mission of fighting hunger and feeding hope in Central Florida.
A familiar face to everybody in the warehouse, while here, Barry helps by sorting and packing donations, or with events at the food bank, like Share your Christmas and Letter Carriers Food Drive. When asked why he continues to volunteer with us, he responded, “Well, you guys need the help and I enjoy doing it! It’s fun, productive, and great exercise!”.
Thank you Barry, for your time, dedication, and always being a familiar and friendly face here at Second Harvest Food Bank. It is volunteers such as yourself that help us fight hunger in Central Florida!
Interested in learning more about volunteering with us? Head over to our Volunteer Portal and find available June shifts, or contact our Volunteer Services & Food Drive Manager, Mindy Ortiz at 407-514-1043.
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