Read Interviews with Some of Our Volunteers!
Each interview is conducted by Gabe Campis, a regular volunteer and ODB enthusiast. Gabe has a degree in Multimedia Journalism and wanted to highlight some of the wonderful people he's gotten to know while volunteering. We hope to meet people where they're at - volunteers, guest, and donors alike; doing so helps us serve our community well. Click the quotation image to find the interview!
"[This] experience introduced a deeper understanding and purpose to how ODB makes a difference in the lives of those who serve and those who benefit from the service. Although it is easy to believe the only people who get something out of a food and resource center are those who receive food and resources, everyone involved is giving and receiving in some way."
"A common thread is how for the people who consistently volunteer here there’s a strong sense of community.That’s not to say that you shouldn’t volunteer if you haven’t before, but more of a way to illustrate how everyone is on the same page and trying to alleviate hunger."
"Cooperation between resources and needs and cooperating between
volunteers. It’s a place where everyone comes to cooperate; nobody comes here to do their thing. Everyone comes here to cooperate and how we worked really hard to get all of the food banks to
cooperate with each other to become one because they had competed for almost forever."
“The humble gratitude that people show that (the food) is there,” Carol said. “Not that it’s us doing it but that the resource is there.”
“That memory gets reinforced every week.”