My Volunteer Days
We asked Josephine Williams about her work with Gather Baltimore.
Born and raised in Pasadena, the Glen Burnie resident, who is studying for a degree in addiction counseling, began volunteering at GB in 2016.
Tell us about your work at GB.
I work every Thursday. I help evaluate the quality of the produce. What doesn’t pass inspection goes to compost.
What’s the best thing about volunteering at GB?
To see people receiving bags of produce.
I volunteer with homeless outreach, and I tell people about Gather Baltimore, hoping they’ll come by and experience this side of life, and learn about the produce. I see homeless people living in the woods along Crain Highway. I try to help them.
What’s your favorite produce?
Fruit. I make the wildest smoothies in town! I drink a breakfast smoothie every day. I juice oranges, mangoes, almond milk, grapes, even a fresh garlic clove. It’s delicious!