Published on April 5, 2023 in Volunteerism
In Michigan, more than one million people, including nearly 300,000 children, face food insecurity. As inflation rates skyrocket, the need continues to grow, according to many of United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s local food bank partners.
During Global Volunteer Month we’re highlighting people from our Volunteer Honor Roll who are working tirelessly to prevent food insecurity in their communities.
Aimon Islam has volunteered extensively with various Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations in Southeastern Michigan to ensure that all socioeconomic needs of the community are met. When Ramadan was observed in 2022, Aimon helped pack food for over 500 families in his own garage and distributed them to families. This is one of many examples of his tireless commitment to ensuring that no one goes hungry and that everyone in our community is safe and attended to.
“I started volunteering in 2018 on a smaller scale in my community. I wanted to give back to my community by providing resources that could help fight food insecurity. On a larger scale, I volunteer on Saturdays at Gleaner’s Food Bank. It made me who I am,” Aimon said.
Volunteers interested in being allies in the ongoing fight for food security are invited to volunteer with Casa Amiga and Forgotten Harvest every first and third Tuesday starting April 18. Help with the distribution of emergency food boxes throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County during National Volunteer Month and work side-by-side with amazing people like Mike, Sara, and Aimon who are committed to making a difference. For more information, please visit this link.