Dear Friends, Members and Volunteers:
I want to take this opportunity to not only wish you all a very Happy New Year, but also thank you for being such an essential part of this amazing organization!
St John’s Food Share is member owned, operated and driven every single day, not just the “ open days.” Without each and every one of you working together in any way you are able, we would not be looking back at this past year’s accomplishments. Every one of you contributed, everyone one of you is valued.
Nor would we be looking forward to this brand new year, 2019, with renewed energy and desire to ensure that St John’s Food Share continues to fulfill its goals within the community and beyond, touching lives not only through food security, but instilling an even stronger bond of community. We are, indeed, a family.
I am so very proud to be able to be a part of this organization. I am proud to be involved in the many projects that marked 2018 as a year of major accomplishments, part of that due to the efforts made in prior years. I am proud of YOUR efforts to propel this organization forward.
Growth is not pain free, nor effortless. It takes desire, dedication and determination. We have all the necessary “ingredient “ for success. That includes each and every one of us as individuals, but also the larger part, the TEAM that is SJFS. I am proud of you. You are all examples of service, it is really what we are all about.
So, let’s make this the year to Stand Up and Be Counted, as part of the continuing effort to bring us together; as friends, members and volunteers. Let’s focus on the mission statement of the organization, that will guide us through this coming year.
The New Year is truly a gift, and we are all recipients.
With much love, respect and gratitude,
Kathy Saunders, President
St John’s Food Share