During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to highlight the great impact our volunteers offer by their dedicated service.
As an example of impact, last month, volunteers and work release inmates serving here sorted a total of 169,600 pounds of food and Family Box Day participants helped prepare more than 270,000 pounds of food for distribution. That’s just in one month!
Virtually every day volunteers are working side-by-side with staff. In the 12 months from March 2014 to February 2015, inmates and volunteers contributed 8,639 hours of service. When you factor in that volunteer service in Texas is valued at $24.66 per hour, that’s a staff cost savings of over $213,000!
As you can see, we have some great volunteers and we’re proud of them! Thanks to all who volunteer to fight hunger in Southeast Texas!