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Xavier Garcia

How I got to the Food Bank I got my bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering but wanted to pursue a career where I could help others. This led me to becoming a teacher, but after seeing I wasn’t cut out to be one, I decided to focus on the things I was good at/comfortable with: …

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Terence King-Robinson

How I got to the Food Bank I saw an ad on Indeed and applied! What I love about the Food Bank I love how helpful the people I am around are, I love driving, and I also love helping out those who are less fortunate. Favorite midnight snack Chips If I could take 3 …

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Rebecca Presti

How I got to the Food Bank I worked with Jaime, our Outbound Coordinator, for Gull Lake Schools, and she referred me! What I love about the Food Bank That we bring nutritious food to hungry people & my job is helpful to society. My mantra The world won’t end tomorrow, the sun will still …

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Jamie Pancost

How I got to the Food Bank I worked in non-profits for 13 years before changing my path to long-term care. After 8 years of long-term care, I decided it was time to go back to where I started and was happiest. I really missed the mission behind a non-profit. What I love about the …

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Randy Maxwell

How I got to the Food Bank I was looking for a job with more of a direct impact. I decided to join the National Guard team to serve at the food bank in my local community. Near the end of my service time, I was communicating with the volunteer team to continue to serve …

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Nick Whitman

How I got to the Food Bank After spending eight years in the Army, I decided I wanted to change my career. I was looking for a place where I could grow and make an impact. What I love about the Food Bank The atmosphere Go-to karaoke song Anything by the Beastie Boys Dream job …

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Mike McNamara

How I got to the Food Bank After retirement from Kraft Foods, I wanted to work in a more community-based position and found myself at the Food Bank. What I love about the Food Bank Help to satisfy the needs of others while working with people who share the same thought. Typical Sunday Going to …

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Michelle Boudreau

How did you get to the Food Bank? I managed a homeless shelter for families for 10 years, my at-home daycare in Portage for 25 years, and always said that once my children were grown that I would go back to working in social services. I always wanted to get back to helping those that …

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Lori Sunie

How I got to the Food Bank I moved back to Michigan and was looking for a new career challenge to embrace. After years in the hospitality field, I knew my servant heart attitude and mentality would pivot well into non-profit. What I love about the Food Bank The infectious gratitude. The value of what …

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Leon Finnie

How I got to the Food Bank A job placement! What I love about the Food Bank The people! The world would be better if… People were more kind, understanding, and loving Favorite midnight snack Ice cream Dream job as a kid Doctor

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