A volunteer from Springdale Presbyterian Church of Louisville tapes up a box that will soon be filled with food / Photo by Bethany Prange
The St. Louis Area Foodbank is blessed to have a steady stream of volunteers to help us sort and repackage thousands of pounds of food donations. In fact, we have more than 12,000 volunteers dedicate their time to us every year!
Many of our volunteers are local residents of the bi-state region – individuals committed to helping their neighbors in need. But sometimes, we even have volunteers from across the country and the world! Just yesterday, July 5, 2012, a mission group of adults and youth from Springdale Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky., spent the entire day volunteering with us!
Shannon Swartzentruber, 26, said the group is spending the entire week in the St. Louis area, volunteering their time to various nonprofits and church organizations. We were lucky to have them and hope they come back soon!
Bethany Prange is the communications coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank