Food Bank names volunteer of the year - she put in 1000 hours.

graphic community 5By Staff

March 31st, 2021



The Burlington Teen Tour Band Boosters have been partnering with the Food Bank for events for some time and this Saturday at the Burlington Centre (formerly Burlington Mall), they are running a covid-safe food drive from 10am to noon in the parking lot beside the Bay on the south side – please join them and cheer them on!

The support for the Food Bank comes from the community. A few recent food drives deserve a heart felt mention – without them the system and the service provided wouldn’t work.

The Sheldon Creek community has done an amazing job recently bringing in 1,500 lbs of donations. The BAD parents and team (Burlington Aquatic Devil rays) raise funds and food. The Pauline Johnson Public School did an excellent job collecting donations at various locations while keeping all safety protocols in place. And a special thanks as well to Zoe & Christian for their Easter Food Drive.

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Dominique Wildeboer – Food Bank Volunteer of the Year

Our Volunteer of the Year Award – Dominique Wildeboer
There were 160 different volunteers helping out during 2020 with 11,774 hours put in. The Food bank managers had to pick just one volunteer out of all of that. Congratulations to Dominique Wildeboer for stepping up during this year of the pandemic.

Dominique has been helping us out for approx. 4.5 years and she volunteered approx 1,000 hours logged in 2020 herself. Robin Bailey, Executive Director of the Food Bankasks, how did we get so lucky?

“I started volunteering after retiring from teaching. I had some experience in the grocery store industry growing up and thought the food bank would make a nice fit. After 4.5 years here I still love it mostly because of the wonderful people I volunteer with.” says Dominique.

“She goes above and beyond often times shopping for special requests for our clients. We truly are lucky to have her with us; she’s an inspiration to everyone”, said Bailey.

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