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Meet Dan McFarlane. Some know him as ‘Dirtman Dan’ from his career in the radio world. Now retired, he is a huge supporter of local events, the Okanagan Sun football team, and a long-time volunteer with us at COFB. A lover of all things spicy and an adventurous cook, Dan loves to feed people, and to make sure everyone can feed themselves—which is how he ended up here.

How did you get connected with the food bank?
In my career I was able to support many charities including the food bank. When you come down to it, food is the essence of life.

Why is volunteering important to you?
Food security is important to me. There are a lot of people out there that just need a little help to keep up, and we can be here for them.

What do you love most about volunteering with us?
There are great volunteers within the building that become friends, from all different walks of life.

What is the most important trait of a volunteer?
Integrity—feeling good about coming to help and being willing to show up and learn something new in order to help and make a difference.

Why should other community leaders volunteer?
Everyone has a passion. If it is not the food bank it might be a sports group, theatre organization, or anything else. Any non-profit would be glad to have your help!