Food Pantry Volunteer Found Purpose to Give Back

Tim Bollinger is a volunteer of the Food Pantry.  He works from home and wanted to give back to the community once COVID-19 began. 

Tim speaks about why he decided to volunteer at the Food Pantry:

Why did you decide to volunteer at the Catholic Charities food pantry?

I volunteered to help our community. I always talked about my want to do it, but never acted. With so many people affected by the pandemic, I had to do my part to help.

How has volunteering at the food pantry affected you?

It has made me realize that there is a tremendous need in our community. It has changed me personally on how I look at life. I will continue with volunteering. It has taught me to be more humble, kind and selfless.

What has been your favorite part of volunteering with this program?

Working with all the other great volunteers. Emily Stieber was a big part of me coming back each week.

Why should others volunteer with CCANO?

Everyone has time in their life to give back. Try it! You won’t be disappointed. 


The Food Pantry is open Mondays through Thursdays, from 9AM – 2PM at 2505 Maine Ave in Metairie.  Clients receive a bag of non-perishable food items.  Anyone can visit the Food Pantry.  Clients can visit the Food Pantry once a month. 

The Food Pantry is possible through the generous support of Hancock Whitney!

For more information on the Food Pantry, visit