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    Volunteering at a Local Food Bank(1:03)

    During her free time, Rachelle volunteers at the Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia, SC, gathering dinners for the less fortunate. "I’m not surprised at all that she volunteers still," her mom says. "I think she will be doing that forever."

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Rachelle: We are at the Harvest Food Bank here in Columbia, South Carolina. We have a family of two, and we’re going to fill this cart up for food for them for the week. We usually come over here as a unit -- my unit at Aerospace and Operational Physiology. We like to help out and just give back to the community. I know I’m privileged to have the military, to have all the benefits, and to just have my family be there for me. So there’s individuals that need people to be there for them as well.

Erin: My name is Erin Tyler. I’m the volunteer manager here at Harvest Hope Food Bank. Because of our efforts here, we’re able to service and feed hungry people throughout the state of South Carolina. We are fortunate enough to have tremendous support from our community. Rachelle is with a group from Shaw Air Force Base that comes periodically to help us pack boxes for senior citizens in the community. Our Harvest Hope Food Bank volunteers like Rachelle are priceless to our organization. And without them, we would not be able to function.