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Food pantry volunteer honored
May 13, 2013 | 807 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

BOUNTIFUL —  Volunteers generally perform their service without any expectation of recognition, no matter how many hours they put in.

The Bountiful Community Food Pantry has one such volunteer, Craig Cobb.

He normally logs at least 20 hours of service a week, functioning as the facility’s warehouse manager.

Cobb has been honored as Davis County’s Silver Bowl award recipient for 2013.

Cobb has volunteered at the center for more than five years and “has been a key player in getting the warehouse organized and running smoothly,” said Lorna Koci, the pantry’s executive director.

“Craig has had a key role in getting donated food organized and has also helped the pantry be more efficient in the way we handle the sorting, stocking, bagging and distribution of food,” she said.

Not having to hire a warehouse manager has meant the pantry can use contributions for the needy.

“Craig is always willing to do what is needed,” Koci said. “He is a self-starter and has a soft spot for pantry clients and sees his responsibility as one that facilitates many people being helped.”

He and his wife, Lenae, have 10 children, 27 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

“We couldn’t help the number of individuals we serve without the help of the more than 145 dedicated volunteers,” Koci said. 

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