Three Cheers for You, Our Volunteers!

 

There are so many great things that our Volunteer Department experienced this past year and we’re glad you were a part of them all!

This was a big technology improvement year for us! First, was a transition to checking in on tablets. Thank you, everyone, for being patient with us while the team got it up and running and for learning the new system. Then, in the different workspaces, you were able to gauge how much of an impact each shift had by watching the pounds and meals update on the TV monitors.

What really sticks out in my mind are the many days when the lobby was filled with so many of you ready to lend a helping hand. Your smiling faces, excited chatter and curiosity-filled questions as you walked down the Disney-themed corridor made the days full of energy and enthusiasm.

We are grateful to have had close to 40,000 volunteers log more than 120,000 volunteer hours this past year! As we get ready to say goodbye to 2018, we want to thank you for your kindness and generosity. Because of you, our caring volunteers, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida was able to distribute over 58 million meals this past year.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and partner feeding programs, please have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year in 2019!

We can’t wait to see you in the New Year! It’s not too early to sign up and reserve your volunteer spot for January.

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