From the moment I left my job interview I knew that if given the position, this job would have an impact on my life. I went to school for Sociology and imagined myself taking a different career path, but here I was interviewing for a Food Procurement position and I wanted the challenge. The formerly shy, quiet person would now be forced out of her shell into cold calling, donor meetings, and asking for donations.
“But when you’re helping to address food insecurity and seeing the kindness and generosity that exists
around you; it’s hard not to be inspired and love what you do.”
The more I learned about the Food Bank, the easier my job became. After engaging with clients and hearing their stories, I have to admit, cold calling didn’t seem so scary. I’ve been in my position now for 7 years, and in those 7 years I have not only grown as a person and as a professional but I have found my greatest passion through my work.
Throughout the last 7 years I’ve learned a lot about food banking, food insecurity, food sustainability, and just food in general. I love
being a part of something that advocates for the accessibility of food because I believe it’s a right for everyone.
Not many people are fortunate to find a job or career that they love as much as I do. But when you’re helping to address food insecurity and seeing the kindness and generosity that exists around you, it’s hard not to be inspired and love what you do.
Submitted by the Brantford Food Bank Link opens a new window as a part of the 25 Years of Changing Lives Gallery.
Thank you to Hunger Action Month sponsor Cargill Canada!