Volunteer Profile: Devin Yang

August 11, 2022  |  by Aaliyah Cardenas   |  


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Volunteer Profile: Devin Yang

Devin Yang joined Food Bank as a volunteer for our 2022 VITA season, serving both in-person and virtually. In total, Devin was able to prepare tax returns for more than 60 clients, totaling just over $125,000 in refunds!  

Why is Food Bank’s mission important to you?

"I wanted to give back to my community and fight food poverty using my knowledge as a rising accountant. Food Bank’s mission is important to me because it aligns exactly with that, the prevention of food poverty with the organization of food and knowledge."


What was your most memorable moment while serving with Food Bank?

"When I was waiting for my train at 116th St, I met a client who thanked me for doing their tax return, and how much it meant for them that I did their tax return correctly and professionally. It really showed me that what we did mattered, and that we changed someone’s life for the better."


Tell us about a meal that is special to you and your family.

"Spring rolls are a very special meal to me. We always have them on special occasions, and they’re both delicious and easy to make!"

Who inspires you to serve?

"My family inspires me to serve. I heard my parents’ stories of their hardships when growing up, one of which was their sacrifice of education as kids so they could get food for the next day. I wanted to prevent situations like this from happening ever since, which is why I volunteer when I can."

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