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


Meet Michelle!

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.



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