November 22, 2017
by Liana Solis

Volunteer Spotlight – Mary Jane

November 22, 2017
by Liana Solis

This time of year gives us a great opportunity to spotlight some of the amazing volunteers who help us every single day. Today’s spotlight is on one of our regular volunteers, Mary Jane.mary 3

Mary Jane has been volunteering with the North Texas Food Bank for more than 5 years, coming at least once a week to help sort and pack food. She started volunteering after she lost her husband.

“After my husband passed, I thought this would be something I would really enjoy and that would help take some of my time,” she said.

Mary Jane said volunteering was especially beneficial for her when she needed to keep her mind off her husband’s passing, and it has continued to be helpful in her every-day life.

She said she doesn’t mind the long drive to our warehouse each week from her home in North Dallas, because she genuinely enjoys the work that she gets to do and the company she gets to keep. She said she feels like the people she has met through this process are considered good friends that she gets to work with.

“It’s not something you have to dress up for or anything for and I know that I’m working for a good cause,” Mary Jane said. “I just enjoy it – I enjoy working with these people.”

Once NTFB’s new Distribution Center opens in Plano in Fall 2018, it will be an easier commute for Mary Jane. She has kept volunteering even with the long drive, and plans to continue volunteering regularly in the new Distribution Center as well.

“I think giving back and making sure you are devoted to a cause such as this one is very helpful in one’s life,” she said. “I know this kind of work has helped me and helped so many other people here that I call my friends.”

If you are volunteering some time at our Cockrell Hill Warehouse, or even at our new Distribution Center next year, make sure you stop and say hello to Mary Jane!


Interested in volunteering with us? Visit ntfb.org/volunteer to learn more.

 

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This time of year gives us a great opportunity to spotlight some of the amazing volunteers who help us every single day. Today’s spotlight is on one of our regular volunteers, Mary Jane.mary 3

Mary Jane has been volunteering with the North Texas Food Bank for more than 5 years, coming at least once a week to help sort and pack food. She started volunteering after she lost her husband.

“After my husband passed, I thought this would be something I would really enjoy and that would help take some of my time,” she said.

Mary Jane said volunteering was especially beneficial for her when she needed to keep her mind off her husband’s passing, and it has continued to be helpful in her every-day life.

She said she doesn’t mind the long drive to our warehouse each week from her home in North Dallas, because she genuinely enjoys the work that she gets to do and the company she gets to keep. She said she feels like the people she has met through this process are considered good friends that she gets to work with.

“It’s not something you have to dress up for or anything for and I know that I’m working for a good cause,” Mary Jane said. “I just enjoy it – I enjoy working with these people.”

Once NTFB’s new Distribution Center opens in Plano in Fall 2018, it will be an easier commute for Mary Jane. She has kept volunteering even with the long drive, and plans to continue volunteering regularly in the new Distribution Center as well.

“I think giving back and making sure you are devoted to a cause such as this one is very helpful in one’s life,” she said. “I know this kind of work has helped me and helped so many other people here that I call my friends.”

If you are volunteering some time at our Cockrell Hill Warehouse, or even at our new Distribution Center next year, make sure you stop and say hello to Mary Jane!


Interested in volunteering with us? Visit ntfb.org/volunteer to learn more.

 

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