As a nurse, even through the height and stress of the pandemic, Diane Snipas wanted to do more. She started volunteering with the Food Bank of South Jersey in 2020 and has been volunteering since.
Diane is one of the many volunteers that are the backbone and driving force of FBSJ’s activities in the community. We couldn’t do the job we do without the help of our volunteers.
When the pandemic started, Diane felt the need to get out of the house and give back to the community. She didn’t want anyone to go hungry. “Food insecurity is something no one should deal with.” Diane said. “It felt great to be able to put some more action into my efforts. I enjoyed it from the get-go.”
Diane volunteers at many of our Pop-Up Pantries in places like Willingboro, Lakeside, and the Greens to name a few, assisting with distributing food throughout our communities. During the early days of the pandemic, Diane said “people were very appreciative of the actions of FBSJ, getting food out to the community and people appreciated the staff and volunteers being out there, even in the cold weather, getting food out.”
Diane enjoys being able to give back and has a sense of satisfaction knowing she is helping the communities. She enjoys meeting people, making friends and the camaraderie she shares with other volunteers, staff, and community members. Diane is now retired from nursing and enjoys playing pickleball when she’s not volunteering at a Pop-Up Pantry.
“People were very appreciative of the actions of FBSJ, getting food out to the community and appreciated the staff and volunteers being out there, even in the cold weather, getting food out.”