Arlis Werley, Jill Hatcher and Vi Schulte are all part of the Tuesday morning repack team at the Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf. They work together sorting and bagging bread, diapers, health beauty aids and other items to fill the shelves.
Arlis is the team lead and has been volunteering at Interfaith Outreach since 2003. Her commitment is fueled by “the mutual respect and comradery amongst both clients and volunteers.” Arlis appreciates how kind and caring everyone is. “It’s hard to volunteer here and have a bad day.”
Volunteering at Interfaith Outreach is a family affair for Jill Hatcher. Initially inspired by their mother, Jill and her two sisters all volunteer at Interfaith now. Jill felt a little nervous when she first started, but the friendliness and helpfulness of staff and other volunteers quickly put her at ease. On a personal level she notes, “Working at Interfaith Outreach reminds me how friendly and funny I can be.”
After retiring in 2006, Vi Schulte was looking to make a difference in her community. Prior to volunteering at Interfaith Outreach, she “never knew there was so much need.“ Vi would like to see Interfaith Outreach continue to grow and nurture relationships with donors, volunteers and clients.
Many thanks to Arlis, Jill, Vi and the entire Tuesday team for their generous spirit and teamwork!
Pictured above: Part of the Tuesday morning repack team includes (left to right) Myron Werley, Athalie Terry, Pepper Asche, Arlis Werley, Nicole St. John, and Jill Hatcher — some of the many devoted food shelf volunteers!