National Volunteer Week

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."           – Margaret Mead

Every helping hand can make a difference. We know that well here at CUMAC. Each year volunteers from near and far come together to fight hunger with us, allowing CUMAC to serve thousands of our neighbors in need. Without these helping hands, our work simply wouldn’t be possible.

This National Volunteer Week we would like to send our deep appreciation to all of you who are donating your time to improve the lives of others. We know that you could easily be spending your free time on other things, but instead you're packing bags of food, organizing fundraiser events, holding collections and most importantly, giving back. Your efforts inspire us every day.

We’re accomplishing some amazing things at CUMAC and it's largely because of our volunteers. In 2015 alone, we served over 38,000 people facing food insecurity and distributed nearly 2 million pounds of food. Over 100 families were given clothing and household items to recover from disaster and nearly 3,000 children received school supplies, Easter baskets and holiday gifts to feed their potential and joy. With the continued support of our volunteers, we know we'll do even more for our clients in 2016.

Thanks to all of you who are feeding people & changing lives with us. Whether you volunteer at CUMAC twice a week or twice a year, your efforts are making our community a better place to live and for that we are grateful. Happy National Volunteer Week!

Celebrating National Volunteer Week? Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Want to join the fight against hunger? Fill out our volunteer application! To learn more call (973-742-5518) or e-mail (volunteer@cumacecho.org) Stephanie Ames, Community Engagement Coordinator.