As I See It: Jaret Lyons, Volunteer

Jaret Lyons, VP of Sales & Operations at Emerald Business Supply, and his wife set out to volunteer at 52 organizations in 52 weeks. From this goal, Mission:Possible was born. This was originally posted on LinkedIn after Jaret volunteered with us on May 24.

UPDATE! I’m excited to share the latest experience from my #missionpossible quest to volunteer at 52 organizations in 52 weeks. This was # 38 on my journey! Yesterday, I volunteered with North Light Community Center in their food pantry in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. Twice a week, North Light provides both fresh & nonperishable food, as well as other grocery related items, to food insecure households.

This wonderful community service is done through a partnership with Philabundance, with funding from ShopRite and through the #GrocersAgainstHunger Program with the help of Acme Supermarket Roxborough, Target City Line, and Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting. Non-perishable items are donated from food drives from over 100 distinct individuals & organizations from the region.

Led by Executive Director Krista Wieder, North Light is also a place where children learn and play in a safe and nurturing environment, teens learn skills to prepare them for college and career opportunities as well as realize their full potential, and families and individuals in need receive critical assistance.

Thank you (and Happy 25th!) to Shontell Moman for coordinating my visit!

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