Parkland Food Bank
What was your dream job as a kid?
Any job that involved using a typewriter or an adding machine.
What led you into the food banking world?
I helped as a weekly volunteer then was hired on after a few years.
How long have you been involved with the food bank?
5 1/2 years.
Who inspires you the most?
All our volunteers. They come in ready to give 110% every time!
Describe one thing you have learned about food banking.
I learned that food banks across Canada are now becoming the resource for rescuing still-edible produce, dairy & meat from local stores which otherwise would have ended up in the trash.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to work in a food bank?
Most food banks can benefit from volunteers with a variety of skills that might not pertain to their daily volunteer duties (i.e., organizational skills, accounting, gardening, electrical/plumbing, fundraising experience, painting & renos, etc.). Let your local food bank know what your area of expertise is because it’s always helpful not having to hire out for costly jobs.