We would like to acknowledge the help we receive from over 300 dedicated, compassionate, and hard-working individuals here at The Soup Kitchen! Simply put, the Kitchen would not operate without the selflessness and graciousness from our volunteers. THANK YOU to every single one of our volunteers who devote their free-time to helping those in need within our community! HUNGER CAN’T WAIT!
Volunteers of the Month
We would like to introduce you to Sharon Sumner. She has been a Volunteer with the Kitchen for over 12 years. She is a retired teacher who has always contributed to the City and School community. She regularly helps prepare for lunch every Tuesday year round, completes various food donation pick-ups, and maintains the gardens at the building! When asked why she likes to volunteer at the Kitchen she responded:
“The Kitchen is a great place to meet peers who become friends, while making a meaningful contribution to the lives or our guests and the Community.”
Sharon and her husband are always on hand to support us in our Fundraising activities. Thank you Sharon!
Angie and Isaac Rosier
Meet Angie and Isaac Rosier. These amazing volunteers join us at The Kitchen every Thursday to help prepare, serve, clean up, and most of all help to make a difference in someone’s life! Below is their story of how they came to help at The Soup Kitchen.
“Isaac and I originally started volunteering in 2016, Isaac was 13 and he needed community service hours so we decided to volunteer our time with Niagara Falls Community Outreach Program (Soup Kitchen). He’s now celebrated his 16th birthday with our friends a few weeks back, and honestly I don’t think either one of us realized the importance of our Thursday nights, not only is it something we do as a mom and son but we do it with great friends and the feeling we both get at the end of the meal on a Thursday is hard to put into words. Giving back and volunteering a few hours a week really does provide a sense of purpose a feeling of gratitude and makes us both very happy. As a mom doing this with my son has been invaluable, and he’s learning first hand how good it feels to help others all the while teaching me a thing or two as well!”
We thank Angie and Isaac for their dedication to The Soup Kitchen! Amazing work!