NORTH LIBERTY– Judy Bornkessel is a regular volunteer who greets families every Tuesday evening when she works as the desk worker volunteer. Judy wanted to volunteer at the pantry is because “I follows Jesus Christ and he has made it my desire to love my neighbors anyway I can.”
Judy also serves on the fundraising/marketing committee. This is an area that Judy enjoys to the fullest as her previous job has helped her to fully engage on the committee. Judy has been volunteering at the pantry for nearly two years. She first heard about the pantry from her church, North Liberty First United Methodist Church, of which the pantry is an outreach ministry.
Judy would like to challenge the misconception that the food and clothing at the pantry is free. Yes, when the families come in the pantry to shop, they don’t have to pay anything, “but there is manpower involved to get the food here.” There is an investment in the community that is made from the volunteers, from the government, and from all other financial sources who donate to the food pantry.