Volunteer Highlight

Good morning friends of Care and Share,

Because we were entrenched in our crowd funding campaign during the month of April, we weren’t able to share this blog post with you. Please enjoy!

Last month, in appreciation for all of the incredible work our volunteers do to ensure no one goes hungry in Southern Colorado, Care and Share hosted our annual reception to recognize the generous people who collectively invested more than 35,000 hours last year in our mission. Volunteer recognition awards were presented to the following winners:

Jack Carr the recipient of the 2015 Ernie Lykins Exceptional Volunteerism Award. Since Jack started volunteering at Care and Share he has contributed 506 hours of service in less than two years, making our commodities program run smooth and efficiently every week.

Our Warehouse Warriors (Tom Hire, Karen Jones, Mike Schmidbauer, Don Snodgrass and Dana Utterback) were honored as the Outstanding Volunteers of the Year (Group) who help to receive, sort, store organize and palletize hundreds of thousands of pounds of food every month and collectively contributed over 1,700 hours of their time in 2014.

The Send Hunger Packing Squad (Anna Alvey, JD Barrowclough, Patricia Dennison, Tom Korytowski, Julius Lonsky, Linda Lonsky and Cindy Powell) were presented the Kids at Heart Award for coming in every week to ensure the 24,500 backpacks, boxes and bags that are distributed to schools throughout Southern Colorado for children in need annually get done in a timely safe manner.

The Monday Morning Crew (Roger Condie, Christina Grayson, Tom Klamm, Mike Matkin, Lucky Richardson, Shelly Richardson, Sam Richmond, Tracy Toth and Toni West) were honored with a special recognition, the President’s Volunteer Recognition Award for their years of service as a team contributing 7,370 combined hours.

Seventy-three volunteers will receive Presidential Service Awards for committing 100 hours or more of service to Care and Share in the calendar year 2014.

“Volunteer support is indispensable in helping Care and Share Food Bank serve more than 108,000 people,” said Lynne Telford, President and CEO. “Without the help of volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be able to distribute the amount of food we do each year.”

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