Tireless and Dedicated: Food Bank volunteers Gwen and Warren get things done.

Tammy DeCicco, Second Harvest’s Volunteer Coordinator, wrote this story and nomination of two incredible volunteers, Gwen Blane and Warren Kelly, for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. Read on to learn more about Gwen and Warren and why we feel you should vote for them this year.


Warren Kelly began volunteering for Second Harvest Food Bank in March of 2013 and was soon joined by his caregiver, Gwenetta Blane, in 2014.


Warren and Gwen reliably and religiously come to the food bank every week like clockwork. However, they are also flexible and generous with their time by their willingness to be at any location any time we need them– filling in holes in our schedule, stepping up when other volunteers might be out, volunteering at our many events, and always, always doing so with grace and a smile.