When Karrolle moved from Kentucky to Tallahassee, she didn’t know anyone. She needed food assistance, and her neighbors told her about the Good Samaritan Network, a Second Harvest partner agency, which holds food distributions every Saturday.
“I came to a pantry distribution, and I was so happy to receive a good variety of food including lots of fresh produce. I continued coming every Saturday, and now I’ve also been volunteering with Good Samaritan for a year.”
As a food pantry volunteer, Karrolle comes to Good Samaritan every Friday to box up fresh produce for the Saturday distributions, then returns on Saturday to help distribute food. She loves to share her story and to advocate for the food pantry, and encourages people who are hungry to come to a distribution and receive nutritious food.
“The food is for everyone in need, and nobody should go hungry.”
“It’s all about giving. I feel like the Coronavirus has stopped the whole world, and now people are listening to each other.”
“Now that I’m a volunteer, I’m blessed even more abundantly. I received help when I needed it, and now I can pay it forward. That’s what it’s all about.”