We salute some of our faithful volunteers
This month we are celebrating another of our long-time volunteers, Ann Yersavich. She is one of our awesome leaders and she helps us keep our food packing events running smoothly and efficiently.
Here is her story in her own words:
I am a nearly-native Floridian currently working full-time for ENSCO, Inc. After graduating from FSU with a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, I began my professional career with ENSCO as a meteorologist and 20+ years later I am now a Sr. Contracts Administrator....still with ENSCO.
I became interested in supporting The Children's Hunger Project after reading a FLORIDA TODAY newspaper article in Sept 2012 and have been volunteering since then. The article really 'hit home' with me. My sister has been a foster parent in St Johns County FL for many years and welcomes children with varying backgrounds into her home and our family. Many children she fosters have been neglected, abused, and/or deprived - deprived of many of the basic things people take for granted - like food to nourish their bodies which allows them to grow (physically and mentally). It's very sad to see these young children face so many challenges early on in life. After reading the newspaper article on The Children's Hunger Project, I became even more sensitized to children going hungry realizing the problem is in 'my own back yard' as well as nationwide. I felt by volunteering I could hopefully make a difference in a child's life; I know it's made a difference in mine.
MANY VOLUNTEERS HAVE ASSISTED US AT OUR OUTSIDE EVENTS AND PACKING SESSIONS.
WE ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF OUR FAITHFUL VOLUNTEERS THAT MAKE OUR OPERATION POSSIBLE.
WITHOUT THEM, KIDS WOULD BE GOING HUNGRY ON WEEKENDS.