One of the measurements of an effective and vibrant group is that most of the participants devote their Time, Talent, and Treasure, all three, not just 1 or 2, but all three.
Leaders of our Faith communities understand this, in fact this principal is derived from their teachings. The gifts of Time, Treasure, and Talent, are essential to their beliefs in serving their congregations and others.
Based on those criteria, we can report when we look at our front line volunteers, we can easily share, Warminster Food Bank is truly an effective and vibrant group.
The Gift of Time:
Since the beginning of this year 2023, our Volunteers have given us over 5,870 hours of their time.
Since most of our work involves shifting groceries from point A to point B. Let’s assume our workers were paid as grocery clerks, they would make a starting pay at $15 per hour as they would in local supermarkets. Thus if we were paying at that rate we would owe them $88,050. Truly theirs is a great gift of time.
The Gift of Talent:
Our Volunteers have navigated the most turbulent of times. First, dealing with the challenges of Covid, and then, the increased demand associated with extreme food price inflation.
The organization went from serving 450 families a year pre-Covid, to 3000 families a year all while only adding three additional hours to our weekly distribution schedule. They are incredibly innovative, efficient, and resourceful. They bring their expertise in office, administration, and leadership. Doing it all with speed, efficiency, and most importantly, caring and compassion.
The Gift of Treasure:
Our volunteers have graciously donated their treasure to our mission. They have donated 16,250 pounds of groceries and $11,569 in monetary donations.
Making them in aggregate, the fourth largest donor to the organization.
Their belief in the work we share is proven by their investment.
To our Volunteers, and all of you, Thank you all for your gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure.