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Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Baker
05 Mar

Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Baker

Laurie Baker has been volunteering at MOM for eight years and counting. During her time working in the food pantry and warehouse, Laurie has become well acquainted with the wide selection of quality food available to those who use MOM’s services. We asked Laurie to share her experience as a MOM volunteer.

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National Charity League Volunteers Make a Difference
05 Mar

National Charity League Volunteers Make a Difference

National Charity Leauge (NCL) members have been active volunteers at MOM since their chapter was first founded in 2010, volunteering in almost all MOM programs, and accumulating almost 3,600 volunteer hours.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Hoffman
05 Mar

Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Hoffman

Gary has been a staple at MOM for a long time, volunteering regularly several days a week for six years. So far, he has accumulated an astounding 1,600 volunteer hours.

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Claire Shaffer: Long-time MOM Volunteer
02 Sep

Claire Shaffer: Long-time MOM Volunteer

Claire Shaffer has been volunteering at MOM for decades - since the organization had a space at St. Luke's Church. Although lots has changed in those years, Claire's dedication has remained constant. She explains, "We serve because we really love MOM. We feel good about being here."

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Vina Yang: MOM Volunteer for 25 Years!
02 Sep

Vina Yang: MOM Volunteer for 25 Years!

Vina Yang is one of those who remember MOM in its early days. She’s been volunteering in our food pantry for more than 25 years. Vina share her experiences as one of the longest-running volunteers in our organization’s history.

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Future Foam Makes an Impact in Our Community
14 Mar

Future Foam Makes an Impact in Our Community

In 2014, a manager from Future Foam, a producer of high-quality materials for homes ranging from premium carpet cushions to mattress toppers and pillows, met with MOM staff and explained that the leadership of Future Foam wanted to promote volunteerism among its workforce and was anxious to get involved in volunteering at MOM. Since that meeting, Future Foam has demonstrated this commitment by being a consistent supporter of MOM.

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Volunteer Highlight: Gail Krc
14 Mar

Volunteer Highlight: Gail Krc

Gail Krc has volunteered regularly at MOM since 2011, accumulating an amazing 1,700 volunteer hours in that time. As a volunteer, Gail has filled a number of different roles. In fact, here at MOM, we think there’s nothing she can’t do!

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Former MOM Employee Makes a Difference in Her Community
31 Jan

Former MOM Employee Makes a Difference in Her Community

We are excited to share that MOM has nominated Maureen Berghoefer, retired MOM Seniors Program Manager, for the Cross Plains Outstanding Citizen/Volunteer of the Year. Through her work with MOM and other organizations, Maureen is an example of how one person can make a significant difference in their community.

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Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies
10 Jan

Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies

In January, the very coldest part of winter, it’s hard to think of a time when the sun will shine and new plants—including garden veggies —will grow. But that’s a time Jacqui Sakowski, a retired small business owner, looks forward to all year round. What might be most unique about Jacqui’s gardening is what she does with what its produces: Jacqui donates it to local food pantries like MOM.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal:  A Break from the Heat
12 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: A Break from the Heat

In this entry in her garden journal dated June 12, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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