Community Spotlight: volunteersVolunteer of the Year 2014: Lynne
Lynne did her first food trip during the very first week we began operating in December 2013. Since that time, she has completed over 130 trips. Over 130! That’s amazing in and of itself, but Lynne’s contributions to ExtraFood go far beyond that. To give a few examples of many:
- She has worked diligently and tirelessly on the effort to recruit new food donors, not only leading other volunteers to do so but personally recruiting quite a number of food donors herself.
- She has almost invariably captained our teams at the Thursday and Sunday Civic Center farmers’ markets, not to mention doing the Tam Valley and Mill Valley farmers’ markets trips regularly.
- Her tireless efforts to spread the word about ExtraFood have had a huge impact on the awareness of ExtraFood throughout the county.
- There are so many other ways that Lynne has contributed to ExtraFood’s growth and success, too many to enumerate here. But any start-up needs people who “pitch in” and do all sorts of things that just plain need doing, and Lynne has done tons of those. Like our fantastic ExtraFood aprons, which reflect Lynne’s boundless creativity!
And what Lynne brings most of all is a huge passion for feeding the hungry and ending food waste—and a big, giving heart—that has fueled her dynamic and dedicated work for ExtraFood this year.