When Kian first volunteered at FBR with his school, he enjoyed it so much, he convinced his mom to let him come help the food bank on a permanent basis. He even promised to complete his homework each afternoon before volunteering. We know when 14 year old Kian arrives on Tuesday evenings because he lights up the warehouse with his big smile and the constant skip in his step. He’s always ready and willing to help agencies fill their orders and any other task asked of him. 9NEWS agreed with us when we nominated him for their 9 Kids Who Care awards and they chose him as one of their winners for 2009. Congrats Kian and thanks for your dedication to fighting hunger and feeding hope!
There's a lot that goes into our world of fighting hunger and feeding hope. We couldn't have distributed near 36 million pounds of food last year without the thousands of people who donate time, funds, food and event organization on our behalf.
Throughout the year, there's a continuous schedule of events, promotions, food drives etc. that happen around our service area. The dedication and hard work that happens behind the scenes often goes overlooked. As do the faces of hunger - those who you come across every day who silently suffer and wonder where their next meal will come from.
Thus the origination of this FBR blog...we want to highlight stories of your neighbors who utilize the services of our nearly 1,000 hunger relief partner agencies. We also want to highlight the activies that you might not hear about otherwise and give you sneak peaks into the FBR world!