Meet Amandeep, one of TMFB’s volunteers:
“I began volunteering at The Misssissauga Food Bank after I heard about it from a friend. I was interested in giving back to the community, and now the enjoyment I receive keeps bringing me back!
I started out as a Food Sorter, then wanted to learn more about where the food comes from and goes to, so I signed up to become a Truck Assistant.
On my first day as a Truck Assistant, we delivered food to a Youth Housing Program. After that delivery, I really wanted to help more since I was seeing firsthand how our donations impact people of the community.
Growing up, my parents always told my brother and I how lucky we were to be able to have a roof over our heads and food on the table every night. They taught us how you shouldn’t take these things for granted. You don’t realize it, but there are a lot of people that are struggling and can’t always make ends meet.
My belief is that we are all humans and we should help one another out. Everyone in their life has needed help at one point and there’s nothing wrong with that. Volunteering is my way to help anyway I can. We only get one life, and some of us may have more than others, and just because things are like that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything about it.
By volunteering, I feel that I am making a difference in so many lives by giving back. It’s a good feeling to know you’re helping those that want or need help. When you deliver food or pick up food and see how us as a community can come together to raise so much, it’s nice knowing that you were a part of that help.
I think everyone should volunteer at the Food Bank because food is a vital item we need daily. We count on food in order to survive. Those of us that have food daily should be grateful that they have a warm meal every night. But we should also remember that there are a lot of people out there that are struggling for that meal. This is why we should help them get back on their feet, and the best way to do so is by volunteering.”
Thanks Amandeep, for all that you do here at TMFB!