Stories of Giving: Ellen

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Once a month, like clockwork, you’ll find me at the Capital Area Food Bank’s distribution center sorting food, packing up boxes (with everything from green beans to peanut butter), or putting together meals for seniors.

Several years ago, I got my friend Dave involved too! We’ve gathered quite a reputation as “Team Dave and Ellen”.

I’m originally from Silver Spring, MD, and I grew up watching my mom volunteer tirelessly at organizations throughout the community. I saw the difference she made for others and it’s been important to me to follow in her footsteps.

Ellen Segal sorting food on a conveyor belt

Ellen Segal has volunteered with the food bank every month or so for past 5 years

Making sure people have enough to eat is something I’ve felt strongly about my entire life. It’s my passion.

When I help the food bank, I know I’m making a tangible difference in people’s lives, and it feels great.

No one should ever go to bed hungry and having enough food should be a right for all no matter what – especially if life just showed up and wasn’t very friendly one day.

We can all do something to make a difference. Please consider joining me in helping kids and families get enough to eat.

Sincerely,

Ellen Segal