Leigh Pritchard periodically highlights our employee of the week. As you know, we are all volunteers! This week's "employee" of the week is Kamryn Kitka. We love the Kitka family. They even scheduled their vacation around food deliveries this past summer. Here is Leigh's interview and Kamryn's responses.
Employee of the week is finally back!!! Our first week back features one of your youth volunteers, Kamryn Kikta. Kamryn answered a few questions about the program & what it means to her!
1. What is your favorite thing about packing food?
My favorite thing about packing food is seeing how our community comes together, and in just a short time accomplishes packing a large amount of lunches. A great example is the huge task of purchasing, sorting and packing, and delivering for Christmas. So many people contribute that what seems like a tremendous task is easily completed.
2. What made you get started packing?
I started packing lunches after my sister and her friends, in elementary school at the time, raised over $2,000 to benefit the food program. It seemed like a great way to get involved with our community and meet an important need.
3. How long have you been “working” for the food delivery program?
I have packed lunches and helped with daily deliveries over the summer for the past 3 years.
4. What is your usual “job” on packing day?
Each day last summer, in addition to packing lunches, my family helped to ensure there were delivery drivers for each route. However I also counted lunches and water, and I helped to load vehicles going out for delivery.
5. How have you been blessed by working for the program?
The food program has blessed me in several different ways. Through the food program I am able to see God’s work as our community comes together to do what ever needs accomplished. I have also been humbled to see the great need in our community. Finally, I have been blessed to work alongside some of the most caring and generous families in our community. There are too many to name them all, but the Barr, Thompson, and Beyers families are great examples to us all.