April 24, 2017
by Liana Solis

Honoring Robert McQuarrie

April 24, 2017
by Liana Solis

April is National Volunteer Month, and we wanted to honor a special volunteer who is very dear in all the hearts of the North Texas Food Bank staff members – Robert McQuarrie.Bob McQuarrie

Before his passing in January, Bob volunteered for more than 2 years with our Philanthropy Operations Team entering volunteer registration forms into our system. Volunteering every Tuesday and Thursday, he completed more than 700 hours of volunteer work and entered more than 80,000 registration forms for the Food Bank.

When asked why he chose to volunteer with us, Bob admitted he wanted to help fight hunger because he was hungry at one point in his life and knows what it is like for our food insecure clients. He said he had seen hunger all over the world and wanted to fight so that no child, family or senior was hungry. The NTFB staff members who worked closest with him praised Bob for his sense of humor, his gratitude towards others, and his caring nature.

His generosity extended to everyone he knew. Angela McCoy, NTFB Philanthropy Operations Manager, shared a story about a time Bob was personally generous toward her. When Angela informed Bob about a trip to Italy she had planned, he began speaking to her in Italian, but Angela informed him for that she did not speak the language. Two days later, he returned to the Food Bank with book for Angela on how to learn Italian quickly and with ease. Bob said he wanted to at least make sure she knew the basics of the language before her trip.

Recently, Bob was awarded the Mike Snider Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication to NTFB. The award is given every year to a volunteer who goes above and beyond to help the Food Bank in its effort to pursue a hunger-free community. We miss Bob dearly, and we will always be grateful for the dedication to helping us fight hunger in North Texas.


If you are interested in volunteering with NTFB, visit ntfb.org/volunteer for information on opportunities and to view available shifts.

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April is National Volunteer Month, and we wanted to honor a special volunteer who is very dear in all the hearts of the North Texas Food Bank staff members – Robert McQuarrie.Bob McQuarrie

Before his passing in January, Bob volunteered for more than 2 years with our Philanthropy Operations Team entering volunteer registration forms into our system. Volunteering every Tuesday and Thursday, he completed more than 700 hours of volunteer work and entered more than 80,000 registration forms for the Food Bank.

When asked why he chose to volunteer with us, Bob admitted he wanted to help fight hunger because he was hungry at one point in his life and knows what it is like for our food insecure clients. He said he had seen hunger all over the world and wanted to fight so that no child, family or senior was hungry. The NTFB staff members who worked closest with him praised Bob for his sense of humor, his gratitude towards others, and his caring nature.

His generosity extended to everyone he knew. Angela McCoy, NTFB Philanthropy Operations Manager, shared a story about a time Bob was personally generous toward her. When Angela informed Bob about a trip to Italy she had planned, he began speaking to her in Italian, but Angela informed him for that she did not speak the language. Two days later, he returned to the Food Bank with book for Angela on how to learn Italian quickly and with ease. Bob said he wanted to at least make sure she knew the basics of the language before her trip.

Recently, Bob was awarded the Mike Snider Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication to NTFB. The award is given every year to a volunteer who goes above and beyond to help the Food Bank in its effort to pursue a hunger-free community. We miss Bob dearly, and we will always be grateful for the dedication to helping us fight hunger in North Texas.


If you are interested in volunteering with NTFB, visit ntfb.org/volunteer for information on opportunities and to view available shifts.

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