Meals of Hope Volunteer Nicole Hood Honored
Meals of Hope volunteer, Nicole Hood, was recently honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Florida Collier-Lee Chapter.
Volunteer Nicole’s spirit of service embodies Meals of Hope’s mission to end hunger in Southwest Florida. Not only has Nicole volunteered by helping those in need at Meals of Hope’s food pantries four times a week since 2014, she purchases food on her own to share with people living in Naples’ HUD and Section 8 housing. Nicole’s selfless dedication to teamwork and serving others is an inspiration to all at Meals of Hope.
Bobbi Bird, Community Relations Manager for Meals of Hope said “Nicole was one of only 14 ‘Distinguished Volunteers’ out of the more than 1,000 nominations submitted in this category. Nicole has endeared herself to her co-volunteers and pantry recipients, taking the time to talk to them and ‘be a friend.’ She is one of our most dedicated volunteers, working all 4 days we have Pantry trucks, and believe me, when it’s raining or 100+ degrees in the shade, or even without extraordinary weather conditions, this is not a ‘placeholder’ jobs, our volunteers work hard and they work together! Nicole was nominated by Judy Martin our Volunteer Coordinator and Food Pantry Manager with President Steve Popper’s unconditional support!”