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When Noah Gregory graduated from high school and faced a summer of free time, he decided to spend his new-found free time volunteering and turned to the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ).

“The Food Bank of South Jersey is the most well-known food bank in my area, and they have very flexible volunteer hours, so it fit perfectly with my schedule,” said Noah. “Once I started volunteering, I realized how great of a place to work it is – everyone was so welcoming.”

For the past two years, Noah has volunteered at FBSJ at least once or twice a week for four hours. He started off helping with meal preparation for FBSJ’s Summer Meals program but has transitioned into helping the Food Bank with data entry for its recurring food drives, programs and more.

“Noah is a go-to volunteer who is always there to pitch in and help out where needed,” said Gerald Tieyah, volunteer services manager, Food Bank of South Jersey. “He has become a dependable and dedicated member of the Food Bank family. Noah truly wears many hats, as he is always in demand by several departments to help them with their projects.”

Noah currently works part-time at the library in Haddon Township and is studying social work at Rutgers University–Camden. He plans to continue volunteering at the Food Bank of South Jersey for as long as he can.

“The atmosphere at the Food Bank of South Jersey is wonderful – you know everyone is there because they really care,” said Noah. “They have really welcomed me to their team and are open to any suggestions I have. It has been an amazing experience.”