Each month, a volunteer at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is featured for their dedication of time and talent. This month's volunteer spotlight is:
Michelle Camba - March 2018
Michelle started volunteering at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) when a coworker and SFBFS volunteer referred her to the organization. Michelle participated in a few food sorting shifts in the spring of 2017. but ultimately found she needed time to focus on retirement and her next steps. After working for the commissary and moving all over the country, Michelle was ready to settle in and have some time for herself.
Michelle retired in January 2018 and deservedly so, Michelle took the entire month of January to do absolutely nothing. When asked what she did as a new retiree, Michelle said “I have no problem being a couch potato, and that’s exactly what I did.” Along with being lazy, Michelle also enjoys her Lifetime and Hallmark movies, cooking and baking at home. However, Michelle doesn’t plan on lounging around for the rest of her life; she already has travel plans for later this year! She plans on visiting Norway twice this year to assist at a friend’s Italian restaurant. She will be decorating and preparing the restaurant for the Christmas holidays and for Norway’s Independence Day in May. This is something she has done in the past and looks forward to doing for many seasons to come.
While Michelle enjoys traveling, cooking, watching movies and being a “couch potato”, she has admitted to becoming bored with retirement. This is what prompted her to come back and start volunteering at SFBFS again, this time in a different area: Michelle is now a volunteer in the Agency Relations program, working at the agency scales and assisting with Partner Agencies after their shopping day is done. Along with assisting with administrative tasks at the end of her shifts, Michelle really enjoys meeting the agency representatives and learning about what they do and why. Building relationships with the people she assists has been rewarding. While Michelle could be sitting at home, doing “absolutely nothing”, she chooses to come in during her week to donate a few hours to assist those in need by ending hunger in Sacramento.
Thank you Michelle, for all you do for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
- March 2018 - Michelle Camba (Partner Agency Network)
- February 2018 - Kate Williams (Parent Education)
- January 2018 - Jack Gallaher (Produce for All)
- December 2017 - Ann and Robert Hollis (Refugee Resettlement Services)
- November 2017 - Yasaman Nourkhalaj (Health & Nutrition)
- October 2017 - Jane Lamborn (Immigration Legal Services)
- September 2017 - Dian Finch
- August 2017 - Christine Jackson (Youth Education)
- July 2017 - Powerhouse Christian Ministries (Food for Seniors)
- June 2017 - Joan Blaise (Parent Education)
- May 2017 - Annette Kitowski (Partner Agency Network)
- April 2017 - Jim Weske (Adult Education)
- March 2017 - Andrew and Arcade Church (Produce for All)
- February 2017 - Minnie Jimenez (Clothing)
- January 2017 - Jake Henshaw (CalFresh)