Grateful

May 29, 2019

For three and a half years, Don MacDougall has been an outstanding volunteer for Tabor. Don was a vital part of getting food boxes delivered to residents at several affordable living complexes in Lancaster city and county. He would meet the delivery truck from the Central PA Food Bank at Marietta Senior Apartments (MSA). He sorted boxes of food, along with whatever other items were delivered (potatoes, fruit, juice, veggies, snacks) and deliver them to several residents throughout the building. Don also spent time chatting with the residents, getting to know them and brightening their day!

 

When deliveries were done at MSA, Don would pack the remaining boxes and other goods into his vehicle and deliver some to another location that day. The next day, he got back on the road and delivered the remaining boxes to 4 other sites, spreading smiles and fellowship along with the food deliveries.

 

As of May 13th, Don has officially retired from his volunteer position at Tabor. We can’t thank him enough for his devotion to the residents, traveling in rain, cold, and snow, as well as in good weather, to ensure folks received their needed food.

 

Don’s final words about his job were:

 

“I have enjoyed doing this job very much and will miss all the tremendous people I’ve had the fortune to meet, both clients and Tabor Representatives.”

 

Thanks, Don. We will be forever grateful! 

Volunteers needed to provide food and friendship

 

Volunteers are needed to deliver food boxes to residents at affordable living complexes in Lancaster city and county, along with cheer and goodwill! Each month, volunteers are needed on the second Monday at some sites, and on the third Wednesday at different sites. Activities include: meeting the Central PA Food Bank truck at Marietta Senior Apartments (MSA) on the second Monday at 8:00 am, sort and distribute food boxes to residents of MSA, and ensure necessary paperwork is completed. When done, a few boxes need to be taken from MSA to another apartment complex off Columbia Avenue. On the third Wednesday, volunteers are needed at a site in Lancaster city. Boxes are delivered to residents there, then several boxes need to be transported to 3 other locations in the county. Volunteer’s vehicle should have room for at least 11 boxes sized 15 x 11 x 11 inches. Volunteers should be able to safely lift 3o pounds. Training will be provided by Tabor Community Services and the Central PA Food Bank. This is a fun way to meet people and bring joy to their day!

 

Interested person should contact Ann Linkey at alinkey@tabornet.org or 717-358-9391.

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