Guest Spotlight – Nickie

Nickie has been coming to Interchange since September after being introduced to us by her case worker. Her experience working as a nurse has shown her the value of helping others, which is one reason she appreciates Interchange: the community of volunteers who are dedicated to giving back. Nickie explained why Interchange is the only pantry she goes to: “It’s always calm and the volunteers are always patient. Kathy, one of the staff members, makes sure that everything is not chaotic.” Interchange also allows her to pay it forward; she picks up food for herself and her neighbor and has told her transport driver and two more neighbors about our pantry. “The food I receive nourishes; it’s nutritious,” Nickie said when asked why she encourages others to visit Interchange. “Interchange has helped me in difficult times of need. It’s made me feel comfortable. And it puts a smile on my face to help my neighbor.”