Retired and ready to help

Retired and ready to help

August 4, 2020 in Volunteer Spotlight

After 38 years at The Coca-Cola Company, Kim Burton retired. As she filled her days with cleaning and organizing her home, she quickly decided she wanted to do more. Lucky for us, Kim came to volunteer at The Food Bank and has been helping out since the end of 2019.

From her first day volunteering with us, Kim was able to help out the community by packing Senior Food boxes and Weekend Backpacks. With this experience, she learned about The Food Bank’s outreach.

“I didn’t realize Ozarks Food Harvest is really an umbrella organization that serves so many different communities,” Kim shared. “I didn’t know that The Food Bank did senior boxes either. I enjoy doing that.”

In the midst of the pandemic, Kim is still volunteering with us. With the added precautions, she feels comfortable spending time helping out at The Food Bank.

“I feel safe working here,” Kim said. “I think that Ozarks Food Harvest has followed all of the protocols for safety well.”

According to Kim, one of the best aspects of volunteering at The Food Bank is the ability to create her own schedule.

“I really appreciate the flexibility with signing up,” Kim shared. “After years of having to punch a time clock, I didn’t really want to feel like I had to do that. I can sign up for as much or as little as I want, whichever shift I want.”

If you have some free time like Kim, come volunteer with us. Learn about our programs, benefit the community and meet people like Kim who continue to support our mission. To learn more and sign up, visit