Wesley UMC Provides Monthly Volunteers
For the past five years, members of Wesley United Methodist Church have volunteered in the Ozarks Food Harvest warehouse on the first Tuesday evening of every month.
Terry White, the coordinator for the group, loves volunteering at The Food Bank because it’s a simple way to give back and make an impact on the local community.
“My favorite thing about volunteering with Ozarks Food Harvest is that it’s a fun and easy way to build comradery with other people,” she said.
White was able to see her volunteer work in action during her visits to York and Campbell elementary schools.
“I happened to be at the schools one day, and in both places I got to see the kids line up to get their Weekend Backpack Program backpacks, which was really neat because the month before, we had packed backpacks,” White said.
Typically, each Wesley UMC volunteer session is comprised of 18 to 20 people. The spots fill up quickly, and many volunteers come back time and time again.
Over the past five years, the group had dedicated over more than 2,500 hours to volunteering in the warehouse. The Food Bank is so thankful for the volunteers from Wesley UMC.