Volunteer, Barb Pitner receives Lifetime Achievement Award
National Volunteer Week was April 17th-23rd. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.
Just Food wanted to celebrate one particular volunteer this year that has done just that for Just Food since the beginning. We were proud to recognize Barbara P. with The President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award! Barbara has been with us since the beginning and dedicated well over 7,000 hours to Just Food and her community. Barb Pitner became a Just Food volunteer soon after the organization was founded and is one of the longest standing volunteers. In 2017, Barb won the Just Food Volunteer of the Year Award as well.
In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.
The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor given by the PVSA and recognizes volunteers who have given over 4,000 service hours to a qualifying charity.