Carol Williamson has volunteered with Philabundance for several years, so becoming part of the Philabundance Ambassador program was a natural next step.
“I talk about Philabundance frequently in social settings, so becoming an ‘official’ ambassador seemed like a good fit,” Carol says.
By participating in the program, Carol represents Philabundance throughout the community, raising awareness at health fairs, back–to–school events and more. She also helps facilitate volunteer orientations and oversees volunteer shifts at the Hunger Relief Center.
“It wasn’t until I got started volunteering that I realized how wide the Philabundance reach has become,” Carol says.
Carol has been heavily involved at Philabundance since 2014. In addition to being an ambassador, she greatly enjoys participating in the gleaning program where she joins other volunteers in the harvesting of excess fresh produce from local farms — produce that is then provided to people in need across the area.
“It’s fresh food and it’s good food and it will help someone who’s in need,” she says.
It wasn’t until I got started volunteering that I realized how wide the Philabundance reach has become
Whether she’s picking fresh produce, packing boxes for seniors or speaking about the role of Philabundance in the community, Carol feels deeply connected to the hunger relief efforts of Philabundance across the region.
“It feels like when I write that check or when I pack that box, this could make a difference in the community,” she says.
Thank you to Carol and all the volunteers who give their time to make the Delaware Valley an even better place to call home.