Volunteer Interview, building community.

My Volunteer Days

We asked Josephine Williams about her work with Gather Baltimore.

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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.

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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!

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