Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Each month we’re focusing on a volunteer and sharing their story. This month we’d like you to meet William and Amy Spoerner.
The Spoerners have been volunteering with Million Meal Movement for almost 3 years. Amy first volunteered on her own, encouraged by Million Meal Movement’s Shane Scarlett. She really enjoyed her experience, and brought along her husband, William, and their daughter, Emily, to another meal packing event. William and Amy wanted to find ways to volunteer in their community, and they were looking for a way to get their daughter involved in volunteering at a young age.
As anyone in the midst of parenting knows, it can be difficult to find both the time and the opportunity to volunteer as a family. The Spoerners appreciate how Million Meal Movement provides such a rewarding experience for a minimal time commitment.
“It’s a great way to spend time together as a family,” Amy says, “and teach our youth about the importance of volunteering.”
It means a lot to the Spoerners that the meals they help pack through Million Meal Movement are distributed locally. “It’s nice to know we’re helping feed food insecure families in our home state,” Amy says.
If you’ve ever packed meals with us during one of our monthly Community Packs or during the Million Meal Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium, chances are you’ve met the Spoerners. The Million Meal Marathon is always the most memorable experience for them. “It’s amazing to see so many people come together and pack meals that will stay in Indiana.”
We appreciate the Spoerners’ years of service with us, and are grateful they took the time to share her personal volunteer experience with us. We’d love to hear your Million Meal Movement volunteer stories as well! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook to share your story.
Thank you to all our volunteers. Whether you’ve helped packed 1 meal or 10,000, you’re helping to fight hunger at home.