September 22, 2010

Volunteer Spotlight: Anna Melton

2010 Social Services Volunteer Award - Anna Melton


Anna Melton has been working her way up the volunteer ladder at Bread for the City since this past February, starting as a helper in the Southeast Food Pantry and now (practically single-handedly) creating and maintaining the Potted Vegetable And Herb Garden on the roof of the Southeast Center. (Check out the Flickr set of our roof-top garden here.)

Anna organized a campaign to solicit donations for the patio garden, personally inquiring at local garden and hardware stores and coordinating pick-up's, drop-off's, and thank-you's for numerous donations. She planted every single pot of fresh herbs a vegetables currently on our roof, and still comes to Bread almost daily -- not only to keep the garden watered and healthy, but also to assist Bread for the City staff with Social Service intakes and Food Pantry shifts. She's been an invaluable addition to the Southeast team. And we can't thank her enough!


Anna will be recognized for her work at the 5th Annual Good Hope Awards, held this year on October 7, 2010 at The National Press Club. As we mentioned in Tuesday's post, even though Bread for the City has grown tremendously since we began in '74, we still could not do what we do without the incredible support and dedication of our volunteers. The Good Hope Awards is our yearly opportunity to gather together as a community and honor the tremendous work of our volunteers, folks like Anna Melton who make our work possible. For more information on the Good Hope Awards (or any of our events), contact Nathan LaBorie at

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ortions of this post were contributed by BFC's Volunteer Coordinator Extraordinaire, Erin Garnaas-Holmes. (And by portions, I mean most of this post. And the pictures.)

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