Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12:10 PM
“I love how we come together as one.”
We are proud to have our neighbors work alongside us in volunteer roles. Phyllis Strachan is a Ward 8 resident who has stepped up, distributing groceries in her community with Martha’s Table since 2018. Earlier this year, Volunteer Engagement Manager Uneka King sat down with Phyllis to learn more about her volunteer experience.
Uneka: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
Phyllis: My name is Phyllis Strachan. I am a mother of 4; I have 3 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild. I’m 56 years old and a single mom, still surviving, thanks to Martha’s Table and their help to help provide us with things that they really need.
Uneka: How long have you been living in Ward 8?
Phyllis: I have been a resident of Ward 8 for 10 years.
Uneka: I noticed that you began volunteering with us in 2018; what first made you want to volunteer with Martha’s Table?
Phyllis: Oh, I just love the things that Martha’s Table does to give back to the neighborhood. I love the way that they don’t turn anyone down. And if there is anything humanly possible they can do for you, they make sure they do it.
Martha’s Table makes sure to provide for the neighborhood each and every day. And think that’s just wonderful because, without a program like Martha’s Table, I don’t know how a lot of us would survive.