Volunteer Spotlight of the Month: Rachel Flynn

February 22, 2013 By: Kaia Arthur, Volunteer Coordinator Category: WordPress Import

Rachel Flynn has been on a mission to help those in need, one meal at a time, ever since a family trip to Mexico brought her face-to-face with hungry children her own age when she was 5 years old.

In the years following her Mexico trip, Rachel volunteered regularly at Feed My Starving Children and organized meal-packing events at her church that raised 56,000 meals for hungry children abroad. As she worked to raise awareness of hunger worldwide, she realized that many of our neighbors are struggling to feed themselves right here in our own communities.

Now 14, Rachel has been volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland each week since August 2012. Twice per month, Rachel and her mom, Amy Flynn, sort and pack donated food into family-size portions to go to local food shelves and feeding programs. They also volunteer twice each month with Meals for Minds, Second Harvest Heartland’s mobile school pantry program.

Volunteering is just one part of Rachel’s larger mission to end hunger working alongside Second Harvest Heartland. Rachel also works to raise awareness of hunger as a member of Second Harvest Heartland’s volunteer Speakers Bureau, speaking at fundraisers and educational events.

Thank you, Rachel, for your passionate and enthusiastic support!

To learn how you can get involved with Second Harvest Heartland, click here.


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