Words of Welcome
The one common thread that unites our volunteers is their intrinsic need to give and to help those less fortunate. We are so grateful that you have chosen to serve Lunch Break and we welcome you to our organization. We look forward to a meaningful working relationship.
There are a few things we would like you to know about us. First, Lunch Break harkens back to a bygone era. Our motto is C.A.R.E. – Creating a Remarkable Experience and we are dedicated to caring for our community members in need. We greet everyone who comes through our door with respect, a warm welcome, a ready smile and a helping hand. We are the concerned voice at the end of the phone line and our first question is always, how can we help you?
Second, Lunch Break is a donation based organization and we never know what donations might arrive at our back door at any given time or on any given day. We have days of plenty and days when the pickings are slim. As a volunteer, helping us sort through the donations will be one of your tasks. Therefore, we cannot guarantee you placement in one particular department. We will need to switch you around to other departments from time to time and we ask that you be flexible and understanding about this.
Lastly, with the downturn in the economy, our mission to feed the hungry has been tested like never before. When I first started volunteering here 4 years ago, we were helping 50 needy families a month with emergency food provisions. We are now helping 400 families a month! In our 28 years of service, we have never seen a wave of need like this before. As a volunteer, you will witness this need first hand. As a volunteer, you are the face of our organization and we ask for your help in spreading the word. Thank you.