2021 Volunteer Appreciation Awards

- May 6, 2021

Volunteers are essential to the work of Food & Friends and we always love to celebrate their dedication and commitment. While last year’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner & Awards ceremony had to be canceled, this past April, we held a virtual award ceremony to honor both our 2019 and 2020 volunteer awardees. It was wonderful to connect with familiar faces, share volunteer experiences and extend our gratitude to our amazing volunteer force.

Some words from our volunteers:


The following volunteers reached service milestones in the past two years:

Three women in masks standing in front of Food & Friends sign

Lea Emerson (center) with Executive Director Carrie Stolzfus and Volunteer Delivery Coordinator Paige Dennis

Celebrating 30 Years of Service

Lea Emerson


Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Carole Preston

Edward (Lee) Patton

Stacey Brahmey


Celebrating 20 Years of Service

Jean Lee


Silver, engraved heart-shaped leaf hanging from a fence.

A silver leaf is added to our garden for 20 years of service by Jean Lee.

Celebrating 15 Years of Service

Jason Peaco

Tom Shierling

Ellen Fingerman

Dana Lintz

Ryan Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Friedman

Greig Stewart

Janet Studley


names listed on a plaque

After 10 years of service, volunteers’ names are added to a sign near the kitchen entrance.

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

Robert Werner

Sandy Faulk

Shaun Harrison

William “Bill” Criger

Karen Smith


Celebrating 5 Years of Service

Alan Eisen

Andrea Perll

Carol Hawk

Gallery view of zoom faces.

Volunteers and staff gather on Zoom to celebrate.

David Doggett

Eric Halstrom

Gary Ender

Michelle Litteken

Renata Moon

Stephanie Branch

Brie Sarakatsannis

Cheryl Williams

Debbie Estrada

Isha Sharpe

Katherine Bates

Kerry Molinelli

Martha Walters

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