Volunteers of the Week
05/21/2018 - Elliott Eisman and Chelsea Dinsdale - Couples Club membersFood on Foot is the most meaningful change promoting organization we've ever been a part of, and we feel extremely proud to be able to contribute to it.
We love that we get to physically participate in the work that Food on Foot does, instead of blindly giving money. We get to meet and hear stories from the homeless people Food on Foot helps. Every single time we distribute food on Sundays, we leave with a better understanding of the program, as well as a profound new perspective on the good of humanity.
By far the most moving experience I’ve had at Food on Foot was this past Mother’s Day. It began with an abundance of children coming with their mother’s to serve, far more children than I’ve ever seen volunteering. Then we were treated to a few testimonials by the Work for Food program participants. One of them in particular was especially heart felt and moving. He described being in prison only a year ago and how with the help of the program he’s changed his life around completely and is now thriving. Later, after I had the pleasure of distributing the gift cards and got to look each person in the eye and shake their hand, there were a number of honors given out. Most moving were Oscar’s graduation from green shirt to grey and seeing how proud, not envious, all the other green shirts were of him. It was also moving to see Michael graduate the program with a $5000 dollars savings account. He was very humbled and proud and encouraged all the other green shirt members to stay the course and trust the process. It was a very moving day and a wonderful example of Food on Foot’s efforts taking effect.
05/21/2018 - Linda Bernhard -$98 Club memberFood on Foot offers an opportunity to those who need a hand up and have no resources to help them.
What I like most is the fact that it is not just a handout. While providing food, the program also offers opportunities and promotes responsibility with the participation required of those in the program.
I have only been to one serving - but I was lucky enough to witness both participants who were moving up in the program and a graduation. I was amazed at the achievements of these individuals.
05/21/2018 - Fran ReichenbachTo me, Food on Foot is a program that brings the person in trouble an opportunity to get command of their lives once again.
Not only does Food on Foot create a pathway for success, but it also allows hope to shine through the faces of the homeless participants.
I just experienced the serving for the first time. I was especially moved by the testimony of those new grey shirt winners and the graduates. This really works.