To help celebrate national Volunteer Month, we hosted our annual Open Hearts Helping Hands luncheon recently, where we recognized our top volunteers for the past year. We were the beneficiaries of 83,418 volunteer hours — the equivalent of 40 full time employees! We simply do not have the resources to hire an additional 40 staff members, so when we say that volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization, we mean it! This year’s honorees included:
- Individual Volunteer of the Year – Bruce Lindberg
- Board Member of the Year – Katelyn Thompson of University of Utah Health
- Corporate Group of the Year – University of Utah Health
- Group of the Year – The Hunger Alliance
Thank you to EVERYONE who spends your valuable time volunteering to help us feed Utahns facing hunger, and please join us in applauding our awardees!