What happens when 200 volunteers come together for 2 hours of great food, beer, and amazing company? A ton of fun is had by all. This year’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation was held at Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery, and what a time was had! Over local cheeses, pulled pork sandwiches, garlic fries, and tasty tasty veggies and spreads, volunteers were appreciated by each other and by SFC staff for all the amazing work done each day, week, month, and throughout the year.
Volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year to keep the SFC mission momentum moving forward. We couldn’t do what we do without all the amazing volunteers we have. With 30-50 volunteers EVERY week, we’ve got folks at the info booth, the kiosks, the Taste Tent, out at community outreach events, giving nutritional demonstrations, recipe testing, printing and copying and laminating, and so much more.
This was our opportunity to recognize all the great volunteers who help out, all those that go above and beyond, and those folks that go above and beyond the above and beyond. Wow.
For all the folks that made it to the Appreciation and those that sadly couldn’t join us: what an outstanding job you all do. We can’t say it enough: we absolutely, positively could not do what we do without you. If one of us forgets to tell you that after your next shift, know that we are thinking it!!
So what better way to celebrate YOU, our great volunteers, and say thank you, than to toast you over food, beverages, and a big ol’ fashioned THANK YOU?! Thank you to Black Star Co-op for letting us party at their venue, and thank YOU to each and every one of you who makes this all possible. Until the next time, happy healthy eating to you all! You make the SFC mission go ‘round.
-Rebecca Saltsman, Volunteer Resources Director