KAWARTHA LAKES-Joanne Sutherland, a volunteer at Kawartha Lakes Food Source since 2018, has become a master sorter with her speed and accuracy of checking best-before dates and categorizing the food we receive in our distribution centre. It is because of her dedicated work and her help with icing Tim Horton’s Smile Cookies, tracking our inventory, and helping with our Easter Dinner initiative that she has been awarded the 2022 Barb Truax Volunteer Award.
Joanne is exceedingly reliable in her volunteer tasks. She always tells amazing stories about the trails she’s recently hiked and is a joy to work with. Congratulations and thank you to Joanne for all that she does to support KLFS in our mission to support those who feed our communities’ hungry.
Kawartha Lakes Food Source relies heavily on volunteer support, as the jobs are many and the number of staff is small. Without volunteers, we would not be able to achieve as much as we do. Volunteer tasks include food sorting, food pick-ups, distribution centre/inventory organization, Lindsay Community Food Bank operations support, office support, garden work and so much more.
The Barbara Truax Volunteer Award was established in 2017 and is awarded each year to volunteers of the Kawartha Lakes Food Source who: have been an active volunteer for more than three years; are a positive force within the community; and are committed to the cause of combatting hunger within the City of Kawartha Lakes. The award honors the contributions, dedication, and positive energy of our longest serving volunteer, Barbara Truax.