Every Tuesday, volunteer Aaron Berger picks up food from Wawa in Allentown. He delivers it to the JFS Community Food Pantry, and helps stock the shelves with the new acquisitions.
“I have always enjoyed helping others and doing community service,” Berger said while contemplating his volunteer work.
Though he only has a limited amount of free time each week, Berger chose to get involved with the pantry because “the amazing staff and other volunteers inspire me by their sincerity and commitment to feeding those lacking access to food.” He has learned a great deal from his volunteering, “especially how to be more grateful and appreciative about the wonderful things life has to offer.”
As for the most enjoyable and memorable part of his volunteering, Berger cited a “commitment from the Allentown community to help when they can,” including Wawa’s preparedness for his arrival. Wawa provides food for the Community Food Pantry through their “For the Neighborgood” program. Our clients particularly enjoy their sandwiches.