I chose to volunteer at the Food Pantry because I was involved with it when I was younger in Staten Island, and I wanted to give back to the New Paltz community.
A friend of mine kept talking about it so I decided to give it a try! It's been great having a direct, positive impact on somebody's life.
I wanted to participate in helping other students on campus.
I have volunteered at the food pantry and soup kitchen in my hometown since the age of 7. When I came to college, I knew I wanted to continue.
I like to build community and wish to be a resource and serve anyone to make their day better.
It was a nice way to help the community I loved to be a part of. I visited Mandy in the food pantry and decided it would be nice to give it a go!
Food insecurity is a pressing issue that parents/children/students bear every single day and struggle to survive. I personally believe the roots of pandemics like obesity in America start with the food families can afford to bring to the table. Food pantries provide better alternatives than fast food and help students without meal plans living on their own for the first time a lot of support. I also absolutely love everyone else who volunteers.
I chose to volunteer at the Food Pantry because I've worked at local food pantries in the past and wanted to help out the NP community and work with like-minded people!
I volunteer at the Food Pantry because I know the struggle of running out of dining dollars or not having enough to go grocery shopping. I want to help others get the food and necessities that they need for the week.
I volunteer at the Food Pantry because community service is important to me, and the pantry helps make college life less stressful for many of my peers.
I volunteer for the Food Pantry to help food insecurity on campus.
I volunteer for the food pantry because I enjoy seeing generosity in action!
I volunteer at the food pantry because I like to give back to my community and love seeing how much it really helps out others.
I have been volunteering at a food pantry since I was 7. I volunteer at the food pantry because it makes me feel good, is an easy way to give back, to meet new people, and to help others.
I volunteer at the Food Pantry to provide food for those in need and build a welcoming community where people need not worry about going hungry.
I volunteer at the Food Pantry because it feels great to give back to my community, even if it means providing my time. Also, it makes me feel that I'm closer to members of my NP community.
I volunteer at the Food Pantry because I feel involved in supporting a purpose that once served my needs, and kept my family stable throughout my adolescent years.
I like spending time on campus and helping to fulfill a basic need. I appreciate that a resource such as the food pantry is available so I am happy to help keep it open.
I enjoy volunteering at the food pantry because it is a very rewarding experience. I am able to witness first hand how I can help people in need in my own community. I feel strongly that no one should go hungry and assistance can be provided to make it available to everyone in need!
First semester of pantry experience. I enjoy being a part of the food pantry because I have the opportunity to help those who are in need of food supplies and toiletry for their dorms or off campus apartments. I enjoy serving to the students and faculty because they all leave with a smile on their face.
Greetings to the New Paltz community. My name is Johanna Ferrer and I am a third-year student majoring in communication disorders with a minor in deaf studies. I chose to volunteer at the food pantry as a way to give back to the community. I am an off-campus student and the pantry has come in handy in times of need. So, as a way to give back, I decided to volunteer here for the Spring 2018 semester!
I enjoy being a part of the food pantry because it is a fantastic resource to those who need some extra food when they are hungry and are struggling to keep themselves fed. I am a part of the Hunger and Homelessness campaign for NYPIRG this semester so being able to volunteer at an actual place made to help feed the hungry is an awesome opportunity. The food pantry is also under-recognized on campus and I enjoy being able to help spread awareness about it.
If you'd like to donate, checks may be contributed to the Student Christian Center at 62 Plattekill Ave or though the Student Activities Office