Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Iris and Ed

Fighting hunger is personal for Iris and Ed, who have been volunteering at CFBNJ’s Egg Harbor Township location for about four years. Iris has known hunger firsthand, and Ed used to teach high school in an inner city, where he often saw students come to class hungry.

Now, as South Jersey residents, they’ve witnessed heightened need among their neighbors during the off-season and the pandemic. “Just one life event can turn things around for any of us,” they explained. “No one is totally secure, but we’re all in this together. That’s why we love volunteering at the FoodBank.”

Iris and Ed have helped out in so many ways, working at mobile pantries, sorting food in the warehouse, distributing senior boxes, helping at farmers markets, recruiting volunteers, and more. Every holiday season, they assist with our Turkey Drive, too! “The turkey drive is wonderful because people are in a festive mood and really want to help for the holidays,” they told us.