I give credit to FVFFH for my recovery from intense chemo 7 years ago. I weekly welcomed my sensitive Delivery Angel, appreciated the benefits of well-planned nutrition, and was able to maintain valuable weight necessary for recovery. Now, serving on the giving side, I am overwhelmed by the energy and skills of so many staff and volunteers: gardeners, chefs, students, deliverers, liaisons, organizers, and fundraisers. It is a vibrant service organization that is a vital part of our community.
Our involvement with Food for Health has been an extraordinarily wonderful experience for my sons and our entire family. The teen experience at Food for Health is special because the young men and women are quickly immersed in the entire process of helping those in need and over time they can take on more engaging roles as they grow in the program . . .teen volunteers at Food for Health receive a unique experience that I highly recommend for any teen seeking a new and rewarding way to connect more deeply to the community around them.”
FVFFH has made a lasting and deep impact on Richard. He has learned to be a servant, a leader, an organizer and a chef. He has learned how to be empathetic and he has learned time management. He has been given a great deal of perspective. And he has had loads of fun! So thank you!
FVFFH was one of the greatest gifts I received during my cancer treatment. The nutritious, plant-based meals supported my healing, and the convenience of having ready-made meals was a godsend. We really appreciated all the time, effort, and love you put into your meals – you truly made a difference in our lives! I am so grateful to now be a part of this wonderful organization as a FVFFH volunteer, and am eager to pay forward all the benefits I received!
“I love the happy spirit in the kitchen and working with so many wonderful volunteers each week! Helping and nourishing people going through a difficult medical and emotional time means a lot to us.”
To me, Fox Valley Food for Health is all about feeling better, living better, being better. Through healthy food choices and working together to help others. Our organization is the best example of people helping people to make a positive impact in their daily lives. We've all heard the phrase "together we are stronger" but at FVFFH, we live those words.
I am satisfied with another productive day spent in the kitchen. I am excited for the clients to receive our perfectly prepared meals and beyond grateful for the opportunity to give back to the people of my community struggling with a health crisis. As I pull out of the parking lot, the sun is setting and I make an important realization. The purpose in life should be to count others more significant than myself.
Molly has been a teen volunteer for the past three years. FVFFH fostered her passion for cooking. The adult mentors and clients taught her to be more appreciative and aware of life and it challenges. Molly and I are able to share the FVFFH community during her high school years together. Recently, we helped to produce the first cookbook (along with many other volunteers) which was over a year in the making.
FVFFH is an amazing organization! Providing nutritious meals to our clients, with the assistance of our teen helpers is a wonderful experience. In addition, I love the friendship and fellowship I have developed along the way.
Being part of FFVFH team has enabled me to contribute in ways that allow our community to heal when they are ill and grow in their knowledge of living a healthier lifestyle by changing the way they choose, source and prepare their food.
I have loved volunteering for FVFFH. The volunteers, staff and of course the clients we serve have added so much to my life. I feel so lucky to work with such compassionate people.