People throughout Van Nuys continue to struggle with hunger because they cannot provide themselves or their families with the healthy groceries and fresh meals they need. The Valley Food Bank is one place they can rely on to provide nourishment for their bodies, and souls. But “Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope” can only happen with the financial and volunteer support provided by individuals and groups throughout our community. So, when Julia Farzaneh, administrator extraordinaire and team coordinator for Stantec’s local volunteer activities, told me that she had 16 team members willing to dive in wherever needed, I was more than willing to put them to work.
The people who work at Stantec share a passion for making the communities where they live and work stronger and more vibrant. This is the second year a team of passionate folks have shown up at the Valley Food Bank willing to lend a hand in the warehouse and supporting our ongoing campaign, “Fighting Hunger – Feeding Hope.” This year, a small but mighty team processed food donations and provided quality control to existing inventory. All their efforts helped to ensure in-code non-perishable food items would be ready for distribution to needy families.
Each person who showed up believed that, according to Julie, “The best exercise for the heart is reaching out and helping others.” And they definitely helped. Thank you Stantec for giving your time and energy to the Valley Food Bank so together we can help struggling families in need of essential resources.