Thank you to Bob Coate and his crew (Hazel and three friends), Derrick Cornejo, Brandon Hawkins, Paula O’Konski, and Susan Portillos for their volunteer time at April’s volunteering night! There was a lot of stocking shelves and everyone chipped in all night. Some people filled the refrigerator cooler and most worked in the warehouse. Derrick and Hazel (and friends) helped shoppers in the marketplace. It was a busy night and our volunteers got a lot done!
“I had a great time volunteering at Metro Caring and helping the community.” -Derrick Cornejo
“For April’s volunteer night with Metro Caring, we stocked shelves, sorted produce, and disposed of expired food. While working in the warehouse, I noticed that the variety on the shelves was not as robust as my first night volunteering. I asked the Director about it, and he informed me that March is a slow month for donations – by the time they hit the shelves in April, the pickings are slim. However, he added that they expect a surge of donations from local area food drives this month, and that we can expect a full warehouse next visit (he estimated 500k lbs. of food). So, please come out and lend a hand next month – we’ll need more participants to ensure we maximize the return on the community’s donations.” –Brandon Hawkins
“Volunteering this month was extra fun because we had a large group from White and Steele, covering everything from the warehouse to the store as well as the greenhouse. I enjoyed watching Derrick and Brandon take on a box containing perhaps 2000 cucumbers. My daughter’s friends from East High got to work with the eggs and got yolk all over their hands. But these kids now also appreciate the importance of volunteering and this remains an ultra-important part of our work experience.” – Bob Coate
Our next Metro Caring Volunteering Night is May 31st (the day after Memorial Day) from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Come join us!