Rachel Reynolds is our Volunteer of the Month for February!
Rachel came to Food Finders in the fall of 2017 at the start of her junior year at Purdue University, and has been faithfully serving as a volunteer with the Education Program every week, year-round, since!
Rachel, whose hometown is just down the road in Sheridan, is a double major in both Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness and Health who will graduate in May. She’s been accepted into Purdue’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics for the 2019-2020 year, after which Rachel plans to sit the national exam to become a Registered Dietitian!
While at Food Finders, Rachel has worked closely with our Education Coordinator to brainstorm class ideas and food demonstrations in the pantry area best suited to the interests and needs of the people we serve. She’s taken those ideas and designed and taught highly-reviewed classes on topics including dairy, how to use an air fryer, healthy holiday treats, various ways to prepare eggs, cooking with and preserving herbs and making cold-weather beverages at home! Rachel has also graciously done lots of day-to-day tasks including data entry and helping us advertise our classes on community calendars.
When she’s not volunteering at Food Finders or in class, Rachel participates on the university equestrian team and enjoys playing piano and cooking. Her favorite food is homemade ice cream and Rachel says the best part about serving the community through our food bank is “definitely preparing for and teaching classes!”
Thank you for making community service through Food Finders a part of your college experience, Rachel! Congratulations and best of luck in all you do!