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Food banks can always use more volunteers
A woman in Elk, Wash., is giving back to a community that helped her for years.
We're now in the middle of the holiday season, but hunger never takes a holiday. Kassie Wheeler can certainly tell you how important food banks are year round.
Solution: Turn to patrons for additional help
Wheeler has been a client of the North County Food Pantry for about 15 years, but for the last year and a half, she's been volunteering.
The food pantry serves a hot lunch once a week, and Wheeler first offered to help when she noticed there was only one person preparing the meal.
Now, she cooks that lunch every week.
Wheeler says volunteering has taught her to be empathetic to other people's issues since she still relies on the food pantry for food.