Ventura MedStaff Volunteers at Food Bank for the Heartland

April is Global Volunteer Month and in 1974, President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week to be the third week of every April with an executive order. 50 years later, this week is still celebrated, shining a light on the impact that volunteers have on their communities, and how they are a force that can change the world.

Supporting local organizations and giving back to our community is something that Ventura MedStaff is very passionate about! So, for April, we decided to partner with the Food Bank for the Heartland as our way to serve our local community and give back this month. The Food Bank for the Heartland is a partner food bank of Feeding America, with a mission to eliminate hunger in the Heartland by ensuring consistent access to healthy foods through community partnerships. This mission affects 1 in 11 people across the Heartland, 1 in 9 being children, who are struggling with food insecurity.

National Volunteer Week Efforts

We had 20 employees volunteer their time and efforts on April 3, where they helped to repackage bulk items for distribution through the 93 counties that the Food Bank of the Heartland serves. While there, they were able to box up 91 cases of rice!

An additional 20 employees volunteered at the Food Bank for the Heartland on April 23 where they also repackaged bulk items for distribution throughout communities. While there, they were able to complete 127 cases of oats and 158 cases of frozen meat!

This resulted in over 4,450 pounds of food being repackaged for their service programs!

We are grateful for the opportunity to give back and help our community. While National Volunteer Week might be coming to an end, our commitment to helping others is ongoing, and we look forward to seeing the impact we can make throughout the rest of the year.



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