"It's a blessing" to volunteer with The Salvation Army

Feb 11, 2021

Baker family volunteers for decades in Salvation Army food pantry

Darlene Baker has been a food pantry volunteer for The Salvation Army for the past two years and says, “It’s the best place to volunteer.  It’s a blessing.”

Darlene began volunteering with her husband, Steve Baker, who has served on the advisory board of The Salvation Army since the 1980s.  Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Bakers work together to make sure our food pantry operates smoothly and efficiently.  Together they fill boxes of food and organize the pantry shelves, helping The Salvation Army of Michigan City serve about 500 local families every month.

“I like helping people – this is a wonderful organization,” Darlene said.  “The families we serve are very appreciative and like what we do, and most families tell us ‘God bless you’ as they leave.”

Majors Dale and Becky Simmons appreciate having such dedicated volunteers in the food pantry.  “We know we can count on Steve and Darlene to make sure our clients’ needs are met and to uphold our mission to meet human need without discrimination,” Major Becky said.  “It’s a blessing to have two people who are about their community so much that they are willing to spend two days every week helping to provide essential groceries to those in need.”

Steve Baker is a retired Realtor, and Darlene retired from Coolspring Dental Clinic where she worked as a receptionist for many years.

Those interested in volunteering with The Salvation Army of Michigan City can contact our office at (219) 874-6885 or click the link below.

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