LETTER: Volunteering is rewarding

It is no secret there are many benefits for the young, who volunteer to help others, who are not as fortunate as they are...

As a retired high school teacher from Montreal, permit me to comment on the article “Student receives award for help,” with the sub-heading : “Kevin Eustace served as food bank volunteer.” (The News, July 22)

It is no secret there are many benefits for the young, who volunteer to help others, who are not as fortunate as they are.

Volunteering is good for our mental health; indeed,  the activity is considered an excellent antidote for depression. When volunteering one gains work experience, and, certainly, makes one happier knowing it helps others to be happy.

Thank you for the informative story featuring a recipient of the Full Cupboard Volunteer Education Award for 2015. Kevin, my grandson, volunteered at the Abbotsford Food Bank, which feeds about 3000 people a month.

For a rewarding experience, help out by visiting: www.abbotsfordfoodbank.com

Chris Eustace

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