Volunteer Awards 2022

On June 5th, we held a small volunteer recognition program at the Army Navy Country Club to celebrate the dedication of our many volunteers and handed out our Volunteer of the Year Awards. This year, we honored the following:

Volunteer of the Year: Stephanie Viscardi
Group of the Year: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Teen Volunteer of the Year: Jack Egge
Community Partner of the Year: Village Sweet Bakery

Special thanks to Wilbur’s Redemption for providing the entertainment for the evening.

Scroll through the pictures taken at the Volunteer Recognition Program and read more about our winners below.

Volunteer Recognition Awards 2022

Individual volunteer of the year: Stephanie Viscardi

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Stephanie has logged over 400 volunteer hours so far this year! She has been instrumental in helping pack food for our home delivery clients for the past two years, and she tailors each delivery to the preferences of our home-bound families. Her leadership has been especially helpful since our Client Services Coordinator, Kayla Reid, started her maternity leave at the end of March.

Group volunteer of the year: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

The St. Mary’s Episcopal Church distribution group has been volunteering once per month with AFAC since 2018. After taking a small break at the start of the pandemic, they have stepped up their volunteering game! Now, they volunteer every Thursday to help with distribution at Nelson Street. We rely on their help each week, and I know our clients love seeing their smiling faces (behind masks) as well.

Teen volunteer of the year: Jack Egge

Lots of teens need volunteer hours for school and choose to do their volunteer work at AFAC. Jack has gone above and beyond any school requirement by logging over 50 hours so far this year! He is willing to jump in and help out doing whatever is needed. He is also comfortable speaking to our clients in English or Spanish, which is a very valuable skill.

Community Partner of the year: Village Sweet Bakery

If you haven’t tried the pastries from Village Sweet Bakery, you should definitely head over to Westover to try some. You should bring your cans with you, because Village Sweet has a perpetual food drive for AFAC, and you can drop off your food donations in their café. Village Sweet also donated proceeds from cookie sales at the start of the pandemic, and they have donated treats to our volunteers for Volunteer Appreciation Week for the last 3 years!