From our Community and Emergency Food Assistance Program to our Senior Nutrition and Produce Program, we rely heavily on our staff to help make our food boxes and deliver those boxes to food pantries across Madera. One of those helping to serve the people of Madera is Caleb Pursell.
He took a quick break to answer a few questions about what it’s like working at the Madera County Food Bank.
What’s your job at Madera County Food Bank?
I am a Warehouse Worker. I make the food boxes, deliver them to pantries, operate the forklift, and organize/clean the warehouse.
What are your past work experiences and background before working at Madera County Food Bank?
I worked at Madera Country Club as a golf cart cleaner for one year. I have also been a Youth Pastor at Believers Church of Madera for more than two years and currently still am.
What do you love about working for Madera County Food Bank?
I love the environment of work. I also love being able to help feed my community and bless them through the work we do.
What impact have you seen working at Madera County Food Bank?
I have seen a lot of people get food when they need it most. The Food Bank really impacts our community by helping a lot of people that go without food.
Do you have any stories about the people you’ve helped?
I’ve been able to help my own church’s pantry since I’ve started working here. And that has been a good experience to get more connected with those members through another outlet.
When you’re not working to help the people of Madera, what do you do on your days off?
I coach baseball at Madera High and go fishing when I can.
We’re blessed to have Caleb on staff at Madera County Food Bank. If you or someone you know needs food or resources or would like to volunteer and maybe work alongside Caleb, please contact us.