Volunteer Profile: Jessica Acero

May 26, 2021  |  by Ann Pedtke   |  


Jessica Acero

Volunteer Profile: Jessica Acero

Jessica Acero served as a VITA volunteer this year, inspired to get involved after her family was able to access free tax assistance through Food Bank's program.

Why is Food Bank’s mission important to you?

"I am inspired by the multiple ways Food Bank gives back to the community, including everything from food pantries to tax assistance."

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

"The most memorable moment while serving with Food Bank was getting to share how Food Bank's VITA Program helped my mom and me with our family's taxes. When my mom and I filed our taxes with Food Bank, the process was very easy, and we were even paired with a bilingual volunteer to help my mom out. That experience as a tax client inspired me to get involved as a volunteer and made me realize how much volunteering at Food Bank can help families like mine."

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

"Thanksgiving dinner is special to my family and me because it brings everyone together, family and friends. Everyone brings their food to share, and sharing food brings us closer together."

Who inspires you to serve?

"My mom inspires me to serve, along with everyone in my local community."

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