Volunteer Highlight | Susan and Butch

Recently, Care and Share sat down with a Colorado Springs couple who have been coming to the food bank to help out for more than a year. This summer, Susan and Butch served as lead volunteers for the Summer Mobile Food Pantry distributions.

Q. How did you get started with Care and Share? What do you do here?
A. We were already volunteering with Meals on Wheels and decided to expand our help to Care and Share. You’ve got a good reputation and we would pass by here on the way to Peterson Air Force Base. We started out just sorting cans. But then we started packing up the online orders. We call it “picking and grinning.”

Q. Is volunteering something you wanted to start doing more of after you retired?
A. Yes, Butch and I were in the military. You had help all along the way, no matter where you were. We’re big believers in paying it forward. It always comes back, and this is a wonderful organization. We’re especially interested in helping soldiers’ families. There is no reason for anyone to go hungry in this city.

Q. Now you’re also helping out at the Summer Mobile Food Pantry distributions?
A. Right. We’ve really enjoyed seeing whole families get involved. Sometimes the wives drag their husbands here, and when they see it, they like it. They can bring their kids in the summer and keep them busy. With the summer mobiles ending, we’ll go back to our regular Tuesday group. We are a well-oiled machine and we’ve even drafted a couple more volunteers. It’s a pleasure to be there and to know we’ve done
something good.

Care and Share Food Bank applauds this dedicated couple, the Colorado Springs School District 11 staff, and all of the dedicated volunteers that helped us achieve record distributions this summer! For information on how you can become involved in the fight against hunger, click here.

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