Volunteer Spotlight

Message from Karen Olson,

OPERATIONS/VOLUNTEER MANAGER

I can’t believe it’s that time of the year already. Happy Holidays to everyone! As the Operations/ Volunteer Manager I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of the volunteers who have been with us throughout the pandemic. It has been a learning experience for all of us and we simply could not have served our guests without all of our dedicated volunteers.

That being said, I’d like to introduce you to one of them: Son Gonzalez. Son started volun­teering with us in 2019. She picks up donations from Costco in Concord and delivers them to the Central Kitchen in Pittsburg one day and the Martinez Dining Room the next. She is also the super star who is a part of the ‘Thursday Lunch Ladies.’ This group prepares the meals for our clients in the Martinez kitchen every other Thursday…meals such as taco salad, roasted chicken, and cheeseburgers! When Son isn’t volunteering her time with Loaves and Fishes, she enjoys being a wife and mother to four boys and attending their sporting events, as well as spending quality time with her family and friends, baking and cooking for large groups, and the occasional arts and crafts projects.

We are blessed to have such a devoted volunteer in Son!