It was Lutheran Social Service’s mission to fill in the gaps for neighbors in need of a meal that attracted Jeff Viau and his wife, Joy, to begin volunteering in the nonprofit’s food pantry nearly six years ago. The agency’s passion and commitment in supporting underserved populations is what most impressed him, he said.
“My work with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is very rewarding,” said Viau. “You see these smiles on the faces of people as you hand them food. We help single-parent families, grandparents on fixed incomes, and others who just need a helping hand. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that cares so deeply about the people it serves.”
At least once a week Viau volunteers in the LSS community food pantry. He also is now an active member of the LSS Board of Directors. Demand at the agency’s pantry has grown tremendously, especially in the past two years, he said. It has increased from serving approximately 100 people per month to nearly 2,000 people per month, Viau said.