Volunteer Kyle Dominy began helping out at the Food Bank this past September after moving to Atlanta from Savannah. His wife had a job but he didn’t, so he decided to spend some of his free time getting involved and giving back to the community.
When Kyle contacted us about volunteering, a new opportunity was being launched - assisting the Food Bank’s partner agencies in loading their food and product orders into their cars, vans or trucks. “Helping at the Food Bank gives me the opportunity to assist dozens of other organizations across the area, though in the great scheme of things in a very small way,” said Kyle. “It’s comforting to know that people across the region are benefiting from my helping someone load boxes in the back of their vehicle.”
Kyle and others who volunteer on the agency loading dock are a big help, not only to the agencies, but also the Food Bank staff. On any given day, there could be as many as 40 to 80 organizations visiting the ACFB to pick up food.
“Having volunteers working with us on the shopping floor is tremendous,” said Tyrone Oliver, ACFB order pull specialist. “At the end of the day, the volunteer feels good about helping out, while their assistance with loading agencies’ orders keeps us on schedule.”