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Volunteer Profile: Julie

December 20th, 2020Volunteers

Each year more than 2,000 people choose to volunteer with The Food Bank, making it possible to acquire and distribute essential food to 100+ community programs and agency partners in Waterloo Region.

Volunteers like Julie, who we sat down with to ask a few questions.

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank): How long have you been volunteering with The Food Bank?

Julie: I started volunteering with The Food Bank in 2015.

The Food Bank: What do you do at The Food Bank?

Julie: I usually help in Customer Service, but I try to help wherever I’m needed. I build orders for the perishable program, load orders for community programs and agencies, accept food donations and then I also help with food sorting, grocery store outreach and events sometimes.

The Food Bank: Why do you volunteer with The Food Bank?

Julie: It is so easy to see the direct help it gives to people. Food is needed for people to be healthy, to enable them to go to school, work and live full lives. And it’s a feel good place to be, we are all here for the same reason.

The Food Bank: What do you do when not volunteering?

Julie: I like to enjoy the great outdoors, from gardening, camping, hiking and biking to traveling the globe with my family and friends. 


Thank you, Julie, for your hard work and dedication in helping ensure no one goes hungry in Waterloo Region.

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