This summer we have had the fortune of having a summer intern. Her name is Julia Greif. She helped us tremendously, in the communications department. She had to end her time here short, because she was offered a full time position with an up and coming company. She is going to be a content writer for their social media department. It's a fantastic opportunity and we wished her well. On her last day, I asked her to sum up her time here, like I do for every summer intern. Her response is below.
When trying to think of the words to sum up my experience here, it's hard. The experience of working at a food bank is so much more than knowing that food is going out to the agencies and feeding people daily. I've learned, from the past two summers that working at a Food Bank means caring and loving people.
In the last year, I have had the chance to work with some of the most selfless, humble people in the Panhandle. Everyday, was a new chance to show kindness to a stranger and genuinely care about people, which doesn't come by often.
It's typical when you are an intern to be treated as such. I have not felt that way once. From the front office, to the warehouse, to the garden, I was able to form friendships that made working here fun. This summer, I had the chance to travel to some of our agencies for the Hunger Study 2014 and I got to see first hand what feeding people in need looks like.
My life has been changed. Not only did I get to be around such graceful people, but also I got to be thankful every single day for the hand I've been dealt. That is a blessing in itself.
My experience here was more than just office work, Social Media or PR, it was learning life lessons that can only be instilled by the people you are around.
Leaving today, I know that the High Plains Food Bank will continue to make a difference in so many lives because they have made a difference in mine.