This week is National Volunteer Week (April 19th – 25th, 2020)! Join us as we celebrate the incredible people who choose to take time out of their lives to volunteer with us. To ALL of our volunteers – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Keith Wedin – A BB4CK Delivery Driver
Keith started as a delivery driver in August of 2019, and then shortly after that worked in the kitchen in the floater role. He regularly volunteers in both the floater and delivery driver roles, and has been an incredible supporter of BB4CK operations, often stepping in in times of increased need and at the last minute.
Keith and his wife started donating to BB4CK in 2016 as a way to give back to the community. He was laid off in July of 2019 and started to volunteer in August.
He loves the thought of helping in the community, and when he found out that 4000 plus kids everyday may go without lunch, especially in city like Calgary, it came as a shock. “We are blessed and fortunately I have the time to volunteer 3 to 4 days a week,” says Keith.
What does Keith love about volunteering for BB4CK? “I love all the people that work and volunteer for BB4CK,” he notes. “Everyone I have met, whether in the kitchen, other drivers, or all the administrators in the schools are all extremely friendly, happy to see you and very grateful. It is a great way to start the day and really in the end, we are providing needed lunches to kids across Calgary.”
We are so fortunate to have volunteers like Keith who are inspired to take meaningful action to help feed Calgary’s kids. We couldn’t do what we do, without you!
Valerie MacLean and Lisa Andrews – BB4CK Delivery Drivers
Val and Lisa have delivered lunches (with a side of love) to schools every Tuesday for the past three years. They learned about BB4CK through Mealshare (https://mealshare.ca/en/) and their brilliant vision to end youth hunger. Sadly, with this climate, they have seen the numbers of kids needing lunches keep climbing.
Val and Lisa volunteer with BB4CK because they are feeding hungry kids. “That’s huge, it impacts you, you feel it in your heart,” say Val and Lisa. “We benefit more than the kids!”
Their favourite part of volunteering is that they turn their driving time into social time, followed by lunch afterwards; “we used to go months without seeing each other, and now we get the pleasure of visiting every single week.”
Val and Lisa say one thing they’ve noticed over their years of volunteering is that “there is a special energy as you walk down the hallway, and it just opens up into the kitchen. We love the bright colored walls, bustling volunteers, and the delicious black bean brownies!”
We are so fortunate to have volunteers like Val and Lisa who are inspired to take meaningful action to help feed Calgary’s kids. We couldn’t do what we do, without you!
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