Community Connections: Ann, the Forever Volunteer

Ann Ingram comes to Food For All every Thursday to pick up food for Feed The Family, one of our community partners. She is a mere 89 years young, and still engages dynamically in the community. I asked her where the motivation comes from, and she joked, “When your daughter asks you to do something, you do it!”

Ann clarified that she has volunteered her entire life and was even a volunteer coordinator professionally. “I don’t know anyone who has never volunteered,” Ann mused. Ann has a broad definition of volunteering that encompasses all acts of kindness. One day a kind man helped Ann after she fell over in the street. “That is volunteering,” Ann declared. I asked Ann what she would say to someone contemplating volunteering, and she replied, “Try it! I think you will like it.”

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