Like many others thinking about volunteering, Sue Walker knew she wanted to do more with her time, but she was not sure where or how she could help. When Sue noticed a poster on her church bulletin board announcing that Our Daily Bread was in need of volunteers she was instantly interested in learning more. Almost 17 years later, volunteering at Our Daily Bread has become a family affair for Sue and her two siblings, Sheila Woolfolk and Sam Kearns. Regular Tuesday volunteers, the siblings are part of a team of 40 that are needed to serve the daily meal.
Sue remembers the first time she visited Our Daily Bread and being amazed by how many people otherwise would be going without a meal, if it were not for the program. “Seeing all of the people, who did not have food or for some even a home, really inspired me to continue coming every week and giving back what I could.”
“Our lives are so much different than the guests of Our Daily Bread, volunteering helps us keep our lives in perspective and be grateful for all that we have been given,” comments Sheila, “and we know the guests are grateful for what they are receiving by how many guests take the time to say Grace before their meal.”
Our Daily Bread is Maryland’s largest hot meal program, serving more than a quarter million meals to the hungry of Baltimore City each year. Nutritious lunches are served every day of the year and breakfasts are served to seniors and individuals with disabilities each weekday. Our Daily Bread relies completely on the assistance of volunteers to prepare and serve meals to over 700 people every day of the year.