Meet the new CM Volunteer Coordinator: Rebecca Blauw!

September 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

Rebecca is a regular volunteer for food pantries both in Hamtramck and her hometown of Grand Rapids. She used to visit her grandmother while she volunteered at food pantries, so it just came natural for Rebecca to help out, too. Through volunteering at Friendship House in Hamtramck, she was introduced to Gleaners Community Food Bank. This past summer, she joined us and volunteered with the Summer Food Service Program. Working with the rest of the summer food team, she helped distribute 140,000 nutritious lunches to low-income children in the region over a period of eleven weeks. Rebecca has now shifted over to join the Cooking Matters team, and is “thrilled” about the opportunity. Rebecca will be taking over as Volunteer Coordinator for Cooking Matters, and she will also help with other programs at Gleaners, such as Kids Helping Kids, Fresh Food Share, SNAP and Summer Food Service programs. Rebecca says she is looking forward to contributing “to a strong network of staff and volunteers so we can reach as many people as possible in the community,” and we are certainly excited to have her.
Rebecca graduated from Hope College where she studied French, Political Science, and Women’s Studies. She also studied and taught English in France for a year, and describes this experience as, “pretty fantastic.” She currently lives in Hamtramk with her 16 year old cat, Missy, and 10 year old turtle, Murtle.

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