Chris Leaf was inspired by his wife, Lindsey, who volunteers with the Interfaith Outreach Neighborhood Program Homework Club. Wanting to affect change instead of sit on the sidelines, Chris decided to meet with staff at Interfaith Outreach to identify where his time and talents could best be of service.
Chris soon decided the food shelf’s “Food to You” program would be a great fit! He has great empathy for seniors and adults with disabilities who need assistance with groceries. He now volunteers two Saturdays a month facilitating behind-the-scenes activity for the program. Chris also finds it uplifting to see volunteers come back again and again to help in the food shelf.
Because “Food to You” operates on Saturdays, sometimes the food choices are limited. He is impressed with the thoughtfulness of his supervisor, Debby Donahue, who goes above and beyond to ensure that items most often requested by seniors (such as smaller cuts of meat and paper products) are available for them.
Thank you, Chris, for reminding us all to “be the change we want to see in the world.”