Volunteer Spotlight (Page 4)

Paul van Leuken – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted in 2016 by Bruce Estes. On most Thursday mornings you’ll find Paul van Leuken, 75, of Cayuga Heights, loading his Volvo station wagon with food donations from the two Ithaca-area Tops Food Markets and the P&C Fresh at East Hill Plaza. He’s one of about 50 volunteers who donate a few hours each […]

Kathy Simons – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted in 2015 by Ivy Miller.  “Nobody should go to bed hungry. That’s always been my philosophy.” How did you get started with FDN? I started volunteering with FDN in 2012 after responding to an ad seeking volunteers. Art interviewed me and asked how much time I had available, and what kinds of things […]

Gary and Helen Hurlbutt – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted in 2015 by Ivy Miller. Local Couple Follows Their Passion of Fighting Hunger Within Community How many years has it been since you started volunteering with FDN? Gary: Five. We started off just picking up food for the pantry for Reach Out for Christ Church (in Freeville, NY). Picking up food from the […]

Owen Zhang – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted in 2015 by Linda Myers. “Food justice is often overlooked when people think about social justice.” How did you get involved as a volunteer with Friendship Donations Network? When I was a sophomore at Ithaca High School I had a lot of free time on weekends and wanted to do something useful. My […]

Art Pearce – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted in 2014 by Jane Mt.Pleasant. How long have you been volunteering for the FDN? I started working with FDN in 2009 when a group of us formed an Advisory Committee that explored ways that FDN could transition from a successful project run by Sara Pines into a sustainable not-for-profit corporation. In 2010 we incorporated, and […]