Volunteer Profile: V. Jane Orendain

August 09, 2021  |  by Aaliyah Cardenas   |  


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Volunteer Profile: V. Jane Orendain

Jane Orendain has served with Food Bank For New York City for seven years as a volunteer supporting the annual New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF).

Why is Food Bank’s mission important to you?

"As a volunteer at various soup kitchens like The Bowery Mission, The Salvation Army, and St. Bart's Church, I have realized that agencies are dependent on Food Bank for all the supplies they need to be able to serve hungry New Yorkers."

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

"While serving on the ground across various NYCWFF events, I realized how much every single volunteer is needed to meet the goals of the New York City Wine & Food Festival."

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

"Anything that is tasty while providing me with the balanced nutrition I need to satisfy my hunger, while also keeping me healthy and fit!"

Who inspires you to serve?

"Food Bank's work inspires me to serve because I realize how much organizations like Food Bank are needed to be able to feed those who are hungry in this city."

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