Summer Food Service Program Site Supervisor
Throughout the last six years, Bryan Sager has gone from assisting the supervisor at the Autumn Brook Summer Food Service Program site by passing out meals and cleaning tables, to now the site supervisor for the program. “Bubba,” as he is affectionately called, does more than ensuring the food is served quickly and efficiently. He makes certain that the orders are correct, tallies are taken, tables are cleaned, and the food is properly temped and stored. Not only is his work critical to delivering summer meals to children in need, but he also demonstrates the importance and valuable role of volunteers at the Westmoreland County Food Bank.
How have you been affected by hunger?
I personally haven’t been affected by hunger as many other families. I have been a part of the summer lunch program for at least five years: three years assisting and two years on my own. Over the years, I have been taught valuable lessons, like to be grateful for what you have instead of what you don’t. I have talked to many families who have had their children receive this program. The parents are grateful and tell me how much they save on food which allows the families to do things with their children that they normally can’t afford to do. They even save for Christmas.
How has the Westmoreland County Food Bank impacted your life?
The Westmoreland County Food Bank has opened some great opportunities for me which I can’t thank them for enough! They invited me to a luncheon in September where I received three awards for my service. There I met a State Senators’ assistant who helped me land a job back at a local car dealership where I currently work. This is just one of the positive things the Food Bank has helped me with.
What would you tell someone who may be thinking about donating to the Food Bank?
I think someone who is donating to the Food Bank can do it in many different ways. Donating isn’t just about money, but also time. No matter which way you do it, it all helps one way or another. The county Food Bank isn’t here to help hunger – they’re here to stop hunger. If everyone helps, there is less hunger which is what we need across the world.