Volunteer Profile: Naftaly Henriquez Polanco

September 27, 2021  |  by Aaliyah Cardenas   |  


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Volunteer Profile: Naftaly Henriquez Polanco

Naftaly Henriquez Polanco volunteered with Food Bank For New York City during this year’s Five Borough Pop-Up Tour for Hunger Action Month

Why is Food Bank’s mission important to you?

"Because there are so many people in my community that go hungry or have to choose to pay a bill over getting a meal." 

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

"Being able to give back to my community and seeing how happy they were to receive help and to get good quality food." 

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

"Dominican Sancocho, which is a meat and root vegetables stew. This meal signifies comfort and, warmth. It indicates celebrations. It always reminds me how important it is to eat a meal with my loved ones." 

Who inspires you to serve?

"As a nurse serving my community is a passion. The inspiration to serve comes from seeing them express how grateful and happy they are to be served by Food Bank." 

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