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Volunteer Profile: Meet Isaac
February 21st, 2021Volunteers
Each year, more than 2,000 people volunteer their time at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Volunteers play a critical role in ensuring no one goes hungry in our community. They provide support at community events, grocery store outreach, as drivers and in a variety of ways at our distribution center.
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Isaac – who started volunteering at The Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic – about his experience volunteering at The Food Bank.
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank): How long have you been volunteering with The Food Bank?
Isaac: I started volunteering with The Food Bank in September 2020.
The Food Bank: What motivated you to volunteer at The Food Bank?
Isaac: As an immigrant from Nigeria, I see the generosity of Canadians and volunteering at The Food Bank is a way for me to give back to society.
The Food Bank: What makes this volunteer experience a meaningful use of your time?
Isaac: I wanted to do something to give back to the community.
The Food Bank: What is the biggest personal benefit you receive as a volunteer?
Isaac: The sense of personal accomplishment.
The Food Bank: What is your favorite part of volunteering at The Food Bank?
Isaac: The way we (all the staff and volunteers) worked together building food hampers and organizing the skids in the cooler.
The Food Bank: What would you like to share with someone interested in volunteering at The Food Bank?
Isaac: I get to work with a great group of volunteers and the staff is very nice and says “thank you” at every little opportunity.
The Food Bank: What do you do when not volunteering?
Isaac: I own and manage a Freight Forwarding and Logistics company in Mississauga. I also like spending time with my family.