“It’s rare to be part of something that accomplishes really important work on such a large scale.”
– Asah Washington, Store Director – Star Market, Lower Mills
What motivates you to stay involved as a volunteer?
The environment and energy inside the Club is contagious. When you see people who care so much about what they do, it motivates you to stay engaged and stay involved.
But beyond that, this is just the person I am; it’s who my mother raised me to be. I’m a people person and I love being around others. I’ve always told my mom I should’ve been on TV. Volunteering gives me the opportunity to connect with new people that I otherwise wouldn’t have met, and find new opportunities to team up and work together.
I also realize that by showing up at helping our at events like this, we are supporting the same people who show up at our store, buy our groceries, and support us every day. Without our community members, there is no us. That’s why it is important to me to give back and keep our community strong.
I’m already starting to make plans for next year with hopes of reaching out to more stores in my district, get more people in involved, and put together even more bags of food.
What would you recommend to someone who is considering getting involved with BGCB?
Here’s my recommendation: Do it. It is going to be an experience of a lifetime.