At Loaves & Fishes we are truly grateful for the variety of volunteer support we receive from individuals, corporations, clubs, and churches. Over 4,000 volunteers a year help prep and serve the meals, as well as serving drinks and helping to clean up after meal service. We couldn't do what we do without the support of our great community.
VM Ware joined us this week at our Eastside Neighborhood Center on Alum Rock Avenue in East San Jose.
VM Ware graciously shared some feedback from their volunteer group:
"Thank you for the opportunity to volunteer at Loaves & Fishes. The program manager, Hyru was a pleasure to work with, she is warm, inviting, and has a great sense of humor. She clearly knows her recipients well and provides a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for them. I highly recommend L&F to anyone looking for a rewarding service learning experience."
"I had a humbling experience volunteering with Loaves & Fishes.
Serving cups of cold water put smiles on people’s faces who were facing enormous challenges. A warm meal lifted the spirits of people. If they hadn’t come to Loaves & Fishes they would have otherwise gone hungry. I felt privileged to serve in a place where people are welcomed with open arms. This experience was a reminder for me to be mindful, be thankful for what I had, and be respectful to all fellow human beings. I am grateful to VMware for giving me the time to not only help others but also to reaffirm that it is better to give than receive. Can’t wait for the next volunteering event."
"I really enjoyed helping out at L&F and had a great time with other volunteers. There is no special skills needed, just the will to help and contribute."
"It was such a pleasure serving a meal to those in need. It is so sad that there are people who don’t have the basic needs of life like food, clothing, and shelter. I am so happy that L & F has stepped up and helps provide people with the food they need. I promise that I will continually try to be available as much as possible to do my part and share for society."
“I had such an amazing time volunteering with Loaves & Fishes. I was able to see firsthand how hardships can happen to anyone. Knowing L&F is available with a warm meal to those who need it most provides a small level of comfort. To be honest, one of my favorite moments was meeting fellow VMware employees for the first time and coming together to make a difference.”
Thank you VM Ware for your support!!