“I started volunteering at the Pet Food and Supply pantry because as part of the rugby team, we made a decision as a team to help during this natural disaster. I continued to volunteer after my shifts because I saw the need, and because I have the time and I can. I have enjoyed the work that I am doing and the people that I am working with. I have worked almost every day since the Pantry opened up on Longfellow, and work about 8-9 hours a day. As a team lead, I help oversee the different departments of the pantry. As a Chico resident, I too have had family and close friends who have lost it all to the Camp Fire. The joy of helping others and giving back to the community is what I have enjoyed most about this job.”
John Fox aka “Fox” started helping at the Pet Food and Supply Pantry shortly after it opened. He very quickly proved himself to be a hard working volunteer by always lending a hand and stepping up for the hard jobs. Not long after he started volunteering he was assigned a lead role in the Pantry overseeing donation deliveries, which came sometimes 3 truck fulls a day, and responsibility for managing a small team. He put in long days and was a crucial factor in the pantry’s success. We truly could not have managed all of the donations without his help. Fox continues to volunteer on average 9 hours a day every day the pantry is open and has moved into a management role. One fun fact about Fox is that he’s a zoologist!