KAWARTHA LAKES: In 2019 Donna McInnis dedicated a total of 226.25 hours to supporting those who feed the hungry, across the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Over her almost nine years of volunteering at the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Donna has remained humble about the time and efforts she has dedicated to all aspects of operations. She jumps in to fill roles whenever we need: be it sorting donations, conducting pickups, participating in food drives, gardening, cooking meals and even weeding our patio stones to make sure our entrance is clean and inviting. This year, she also was able to secure seedlings for our gardens through the Horticultural Society. No matter what role she is in, Donna carries herself as a leader, demonstrating patience and kindness with new volunteers. Her presence is one that is warm and welcoming.
For these reasons, and many more, Donna McInnis is the recipient of this year’s Barbara Truax Volunteer Award.
The Barbara Truax Volunteer Award was established in 2017, and is awarded each year to a volunteer of the Kawartha Lakes Food Source who: has been an active volunteer for more than three years, is a positive force within the community and is committed to the cause. The award honours the contributions, dedication, and positive energy of one of our longest serving volunteers, Barbara Truax.