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A Volunteer Shares Compassion

For Tanya Nellen, working hard and giving back is a way of life. When she lived in California, she split her time between her business, a travel agency, and volunteering at a local distribution center.


When Tanya moved from California to North Texas, she immediately began looking for a way to get involved in the community. She found that opportunity at the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.


Three days a week, Tanya fills backpacks for the PowerPak 4 Kids program in order to deliver healthy, kid-friendly food to children experiencing food insecurity. “It’s very rewarding to know that the kids...have food and snacks and milk and things like that to get them through the weekend,” Tanya shares.


Each month, Tanya also adds in two days to help with mobile distributions. Staying involved is easy, she says, in a community that cares.


She encourages anyone curious about volunteering to try it on for size. “Even if you only have an hour,” she says. “Just to show up...you are doing something wonderful, and people are benefitting from it.”


Thank you, Tanya, and all the amazing volunteers who give time and energy to help end hunger in our community!




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