Volunteer Spotlight: Becky and Nick Brooks

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Becky and Nick Brooks returning from rescuing food from Albertsons- look at the fabulous food they brought back. Thanks Becky and Nick!

1. How or why did you first become a Volunteer for The Hunger Coalition?

I home school Nick and some of our principles in life are to be kind, loving, giving of yourself and to be helpful in our community.

  1. What other interests or hobbies do you have? 

You will probably see Nick riding his longboard around town, or playing his Ukulele. He also loves skiing and snowboarding in the winter and wakeboarding in the summer. I also snow and waterski, hike and enjoy anything about healthy living and enjoying everything that God has blessed us with.  We like to do that when we can to help others, when an opportunity arises.

  1. What would you tell people The Hunger Coalition is now that you have been a part of the team?

Its amazing! We had no idea how many people were fed throughout the whole valley through this organization. It’s very organized! Also, I’m very impressed with the stores around the valley (Thank you Atkinsons’ Market and Albertsons!)  that donate food as well as all the individuals who donate food as well. From what I have seen, there is a very friendly staff and generous people who donate their time. Although I’m sure they could always use more help for the amount of work they do for our community!

  1. Can you share a particular memory or favorite experience you have had while working here?

Just that Nick and I are able to do something like this together — it has been a wonderful experience. And getting to know new people is also fun. It is work, but it’s been enjoyable work.

  1. What sorts of jobs do you do as a Volunteer?  What kind of people do you work with?

At first we would sort food that was donated and separate it into portions for individual families. We’d also help stock the shelves of the food bank, getting ready for the busy Monday Food Distribution.  Once we helped Noel load up the food van that goes to the Ketchum Mobile Food Distribution on Thursdays.  Now, we go to to Albertsons every week to pick up their donations (rescuing food!), bring it back to The Hunger Coalition and weigh it in.