Meet Colleen, Michelle, and Jerry, three of our incredible volunteers who take action each week to help ensure there are no hungry kids in Calgary!
Last September, Colleen came to visit the kitchen during our Doors Open YYC open house and has been volunteering as an early morning kitchen helper once a week ever since.
“I found out about the great work done by BB4CK during Doors Open YYC when I visited the kitchen facility. I was greeted with the smell of Nikita’s black bean brownies and her amazing smile and knew it would be a positive place to volunteer. Children need to know someone cares. Maybe they’ll remember the lunches they received, the positive impact it had on them, and pay it forward one day. It’s fun working with such dedicated staff and nice volunteers. It is energizing to start your day in such a positive way.” Colleen says. Her favourite lunch as a child? “Peanut butter and jam. The best. Still.”
Michelle and her father in law, Jerry, have also been volunteering since September of 2016 after Michelle was inspired to get involved after speaking with volunteers representing BB4CK at a booth. Each week, they together deliver lunches from the kitchen to hungry kids in North Calgary schools.
“My father-in-law, Jerry, and I have been avid volunteers all of our lives. It has always been important for us to try to make a difference in the lives of people who are less fortunate. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to spend time together, as volunteering for BB4CK is very enjoyable and rewarding. We both love meeting new people and especially enjoy being part of such a great team, getting to know the other volunteers, and chatting each day with the school staff. Volunteering with BB4CK is such a rewarding experience and we are proud to be a part of such an excellent cause.” – Michelle