Volunteer Profile: Simone Jones

May 26, 2021  |  by Ann Pedtke   |  



Volunteer Profile: Simone Jones

Simone Jones serves at Food Bank's Community Kitchen & Pantry in Harlem as part of the Serve The Moment Service Corps in partnership with Repair the World

Why is Food Bank’s mission important to you?

"As a native New Yorker, I grew up seeing the tragic impacts of food insecurity in our city. Food Bank’s mission is important to me because food insecurity is unjust, and all New Yorkers deserve consistent access to nutritious food."

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

"On my first day of volunteering, Food Bank's pantry team was so welcoming. They taught me exactly what goes into each pantry bag and why. I felt like a part of the team from Day One!"

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

"Mac and Cheese is a special dish for me and my family. We make it from scratch using my grandmother's recipe!"

Who inspires you to serve?

"Volunteering has always been a huge part of my life. After my experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, I promised myself that I would continue to serve my community at home. The communities that I've created both abroad and at home in NYC inspire me to serve."

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