Hazel and Mary, volunteers at the pantry for about 8 years, exemplify the type of volunteers the pantry strives to attract. “They are devoted, compassionate individuals who show our clients much respect and kindness when they assist them. Mary and Hazel can always be depended upon to fulfill our mission and to serve our clients with concern and integrity,” commented Wendy Dennis, current President of the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry Board of Directors.
Mary Lally and Hazel Cook were recently named the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Volunteers of the Year for 2011. According to Maureen Miller, Operations Director of the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, this award is presented to a volunteer or volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional performance, personal commitment and dedication to the food pantry, and whose interactions with clients and volunteers are consistently professional and an inspiration to others.“At the end of the day, this achievement is really about volunteers who have consistently performed above and beyond the call of duty. We are so pleased to honor these ladies with this award,” said Maureen.