This year our team volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank. This volunteering opportunity was rewarding as well as challenging because the Second Harvest Food Bank serves as a regional distribution warehouse. As a distribution warehouse, it supplies food and grocery items to many charitable agencies and because of this, there was a huge amount of food and goods for us to check and organize.
One of the mantras at UNC Charlotte is that community support should be a year-round effort. Our team couldn't agree more and as a result, we try to volunteer as many times as we can during the year. During this past holiday season, we donated new and used clothing to the Crisis Assistance Ministry, the charity where we volunteered last year. Volunteering gives our team a chance to do some team building and self-reflection but more importantly, it allows us to show the community that UNC Charlotte employees care.