Chad Roes stays busy working for the Madera County Food Bank. If you’ve ever volunteered at our warehouse or received food from the Food Bank, chances are you’ve met Chad.
We got a few minutes to speak with Chad about the incredible work he’s doing for the people of Madera County.
Chad, what’s your job at Madera County Food Bank?
I work as the Warehouse Assistant. I make orders, deliver and pick up orders, and help with special events.
What are your past work experiences and background before working at Madera County Food Bank?
For a few years, I worked at Sunsweet, the world’s largest and most famous brand of dried tree fruits like prunes, apricots, mangos, which accounts for more than 25% of prune production worldwide.
What do you love about working for Madera County Food Bank?
There’s so much to love about Madera County Food Bank, but I would have to say it’s the people, the atmosphere, and helping others in the community that makes me proud to work here.
What impact have you seen working at Madera County Food Bank?
At the Food Bank, we’re making an impact by providing basic food necessities to people who can’t afford food.
Do you have any stories about the people you’ve helped?
A story that pops in my head is the Christmas Giveaway and the excitement from the families that receive the whole Christmas meal and especially the children when they receive a gift or a bike. Just the joy on their faces makes it all worth it.
That’s wonderful to hear. Tell me, Chad, when you’re not working, what do you do on your days off?
I like to BBQ, go camping occasionally, and love to go fishing.
If you need food assistance or access to resources, let us know. Please also consider donating to the Madera County Food Bank. And the next time you volunteer, be sure and say hello to Chad!