Volunteers Fight Hunger


This past weekend, six of our dedicated volunteers spent last Saturday morning at an area Giant grocery store collecting nonperishable items for Manna Food Center, the premier food bank in Montgomery County. In three hours, generous shoppers filled three shopping carts. Some made cash donations too.

Food Drives: An Ongoing Volunteer Activity

Our Voices Matter is about social justice, community engagement, and leadership development. But our neighbors who are hungry can’t focus on those things. So periodically we’ll be conducting a food drive to help Manna Food Center get food to those who need it. Our goal is to collect food at several Giant locations on the same day.

A Great Leadership and Team-Building Activity

These food drives provide an excellent training opportunity for our interns and leaders-in-training. Emerging grassroots organizers can sharpen their skills by managing activities like a food drive or a community meeting.

Food drives also provide a great team-building activity for our volunteers. Sometimes there may be several weeks between issue-related engagement actions. But team members want to continue working together during this lull. That’s when an activity like a food drive fits nicely into our schedule. 

And some volunteers prefer activities like a food drive over issue advocacy. For that reason, we offer several different types of engagement opportunities throughout the year.     

Volunteers Are Our Life Blood

Civic-minded volunteers make things happen. And we have a great team that enjoys working together. You too can join us for an issue forum, a voter registration drive, or even a food drive. You can participate as much or as little as your schedule allows — it’s all good. Click here to sign-up. 

Jon Randall