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Food Bank Volunteer of the Month - April 2020

Our volunteer spotlight for the month of April will shine on Charlie Rogers, of Waterford. Charlie has been volunteering at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank twice a week for the past six years.

He originally got involved after retiring, because he wanted to give back to the community. He enjoys being a part of the team that gets food to the community, as well as supporting the staff at the Food Bank.

Volunteering for Good Health

Many people volunteer because they say it makes them feel good. Well now there’s some evidence to show that it truly does improve people’s health and well-being to spend time giving back to a good cause.

UnitedHealth Group recently conducted a national study and found that the majority of participants reported feeling healthier after a volunteer experience. In addition to reports of improved self-esteem and sense of purpose in life:

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