Celebrating Volunteer Month!

Did you know April is National Volunteer Month?

At Sustainable Food Center we rely on the support of our rock star volunteer team!

Volunteers have given a collective 1800+ hours in the past year to support our SFC Farmers’ Markets. Every week about 27 volunteers help keep SFC Farmers’ Markets running smoothly. From answering shopper questions, handing out SFC information, selling merchandise, cooking up small bites, to providing a welcoming attitude, our volunteer do it all. Market volunteers go through training and learn the ins and outs of how our SFC Farmers’ Markets run. Maybe more then they wanted to know!

Volunteers have given 360+ hours to helping maintain our SFC Teaching and Herb Gardens, where we host weekly volunteer work days. Volunteers work alongside SFC staff to continue growing our onsite gardens. With the support of volunteers, we have installed irrigation systems, built garden beds, weeded countless gardens, harvested food that supports our cooking classes, and so much more!

Volunteers also provide support to keep our office running smoothly. Reception volunteers help us answer the phones, greet guests, and provide a welcoming smile to our office. There are many other places SFC benefits from the support of volunteers, these are just a few.

While we are always grateful for our volunteer team, this month we want to say it a little louder! Thank you to all our volunteers who give time out of their busy lives, passion, support, and help us to cultivate a healthy community. We could not do it without you!

Want to get involved? Attend an upcoming Volunteer Orientation! Visit the Volunteer section of our website to learn more and sign up!