Food Runner Profile: Tracy Elzy, Columbus

On behalf of Hunger Action Month, we are profiling some of the wonderful people who make Community Plates work — our volunteer food runners!

Tracy Elzy, Columbus

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Currently: Graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Community Plates (Columbus, Ohio) Food Runner

11046715_930408586993417_1915230481599144403_oWhy did you become a volunteer food runner for Community Plates?

The reason that I became a volunteer food runner for Community Plates is that having enough to eat is such a basic and important need for all people. A large part of my spiritual practice includes community service, specifically, ensuring that people have enough food. Through volunteering with Community Plates, I can be a part of the change that I wish to see in the world in a very real and tangible way. I also enjoy getting to know the clients we serve, as well as the hardworking folks at our partner agencies. Also, the realization that I am actually saving good food that would otherwise have been thrown out, appeals to my concern for our planet and its resources.

Photo: The attached photo is of myself and the Bishop from St. Sophia Cathedral during one of my many drop-offs from Fox in the Snow bakery this summer.