United Community recently held its monthly Saturday food distribution in partnership with Capital Area Food Bank. This event supplements our regular food pantry distribution. United Community was able to distribute avocado, corn, onions, potatoes, and watermelon to 116 families!
Our own Yamilee Theophile, United Community’s Director of Business Operations, volunteered on that Saturday and shared her experience:
“Today marks the last Saturday of the month when United Community provides food from the Capitol Area Food Bank to families. United Community was able to distribute avocado, corn, onions, potatoes, and watermelon to 116 families!
While taking the necessary information to enter the gate, a gentleman walked up with a cane and asked for one of our colleagues. She was not here, but I offered to have him come in to pick up some items. He replied, “No, I am homeless. But I told her I would volunteer, I could not make it, I will be back to make it up.” My heart sank. I told him he could come back to volunteer, wished him a good day, and he left. , Our work is so important to the community, in so many ways. This gentleman provided an excellent reminder of that.”
Thank you to the volunteers, organizations, such as the Theta Tau Sigma Alumni Chapter who volunteered on Saturday, and staff who make this monthly food distribution a success every time.