Join us in congratulating Drew, our August Volunteer of the Month! Drew cooks breakfast at Inspiration Cafe on Thursday mornings, and has been volunteering with us for almost 2 years. He is pictured below (left) with staff chef and another volunteer. Learn more about him and his volunteer experience at Inspiration Corporation by reading on!

How did you hear about Inspiration Corporation?
Through the restaurant Inspiration Kitchen in Garfield Park.

What is the most enjoyable part of volunteering for you?
Working in the kitchen with Shelia and Thursday’s Dream Team

What aspect of volunteering are you most excited about? What is the most challenging?
Excited: Making food for the clients
Challenging: Getting the orders out correctly and in a timely manner

What is your volunteer background?
I used to tutor children for the Cabrini Green program, and now I do the kitchen at Inspiration Kitchen.

Why do you volunteer?
I feel that it’s important to give back.

Describe one of the most interesting experiences you’ve had as a volunteer.
The guy that sings songs during breakfast!
He also does a highway quiz for the volunteers.
He only comes in once and a while, and I don’t know his name.
He cracks me up.

What are your hobbies, besides volunteering?
I like to bike and read.
Also hang out with my kitties!

What have you learned from your volunteer experience?
Lots, but the main two I come to mind:
You cannot make predictions with clientle
How to make breakfast potatoes (shreds and slices)