Volunteers of the Month: The Elders!
Elder Barbosa and Elder Sundrud wash trays after lunchtime.
Here in Watsonville, there are four Mormon missionaries placed: two young women and two young men. As part of their service, they are encouraged to volunteer with local nonprofits, which is how we have met them here at Loaves & Fishes.
The Elders are excellent, consistent volunteers who bring a positive attitude to Loaves & Fishes. Aside from their smiles and jokes, the Elders come with incredibly helpful skills - they all know Spanish or are in the process of learning, so they are able to help a lot to serve our majority Latino client base.
Aside from helping in our Pantry Program once a week, the Elders also come on Thursday afternoons to help unload, sort, and stock our weekly food order from Second Harvest Food Bank, always with a smile and positive attitudes!
We truly appreciate the skills and consistency that these young men bring to our organization, and we could not serve our mission without volunteers like them. Thank you, Elders! Your genuine care and generosity is greatly appreciated by
Loaves & Fishes and all who we serve.