Ben Johnson was curious. He’d driven past the Interfaith Outreach building on many occasions and one day decided to simply walk in and find out what it was all about. The enthusiasm of the staff was contagious! After learning about the breadth and depth of the organization’s work and history in the community, it was an easy decision for him to volunteer at Interfaith Outreach whenever possible.
Ben’s commitment to Interfaith Outreach is amazing. He has volunteered in the food shelf, Resale Select, Homework Club and even with the annual furniture sale. His favorite memory was getting a big unexpected hug from a young Homework Club student. Ben had underestimated the impact he was making just by being there.
Ben now serves on the Development Committee and invests his time organizing community events on behalf of Interfaith Outreach. He actively promotes The Sleep Out campaign to increase awareness and funding, and he also recruits business participants for the Shop with a Purpose event in December. During the spring Prevent Hunger campaign, he helps organize a fun, interactive food drive and networking event. Ben also partners with the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce to provide backpacks and school supplies during Back to School.
Ben believes the collaboration of great people in the community and at Interfaith Outreach is the key to our success. By working together we can accomplish amazing things. Thank you, Ben, for your wisdom, energy and commitment!