Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Venable

Joe Venable has been coming to volunteer at the St. Louis Area Foodbank for 5 years.

He brings a group of 12 -15 volunteers from Scott Air Force Base with him, and they are very appreciated in our Volunteer Center.

“Whenever we see that Joe’s group is on the schedule, we know we’ve got to have a lot of work to do to keep them busy,” said Harry Steen, the Volunteer Center Manager at the Foodbank.

Saturday, October 7, was Joe’s last volunteer shift at the Foodbank because he’s moving to Colorado. Although we’re sad to see him go, we’re happy for this new opportunity in his life and the positive impact he’s had here at the Foodbank.

Joe first came to volunteer in 2012, and he resonated with the fact that veterans were included in the over 392,000 people the Foodbank serves each year. He loves to see younger generations getting involved in the Volunteer Center, and believes that instilling the habit of giving back early in kids is important.

“None of this would have been possible without the great men and women from Scott Air Force Base,” Joe said of his regular group of volunteers. Good luck with all you do, Joe! You will be missed!

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