With the onset of the new school year, Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry, a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to eliminating hunger in Utah County, is faced with a noticeable decline in volunteers. The need for volunteers has intensified due to the ramifications of the current economic climate.
“In these tough economic times, we need volunteers more than ever,” said Wendy Osborne, Executive Director at Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry. “We are battling rising demands for our services, and volunteers are instrumental in helping us keep up with this growth.”
Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry has several volunteer opportunities to choose from with varying times, days, and positions available. Volunteers typically prepare the pantry to serve clients, hand out food to clients, sort donated food to ensure safety, help clean and organize the pantry, and help provide administrative support.
Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry also encourages and invites local businesses to embrace this volunteer gap as an opportunity for collective team-building and engagement. Companies can help fight hunger while simultaneously building camaraderie among employees, boosting morale, and promoting a sense of corporate social responsibility.
“We need each other more than ever – individuals and companies alike,” said Lillian Kump, Assistant Operations Manager. “Whether it’s 1 hour or 5 hours, it will make a difference in your life and those you are serving in the community.”
If you are interested in volunteering or donating please visit www.tabithasway.org.