Published by Trustmark on August 12th, 2020

Call it a community service hack in the time of COVID-19.
Ginny Coulthard, a Trustmark HR Senior Director, Change Management, found a creative solution for a volunteer activity that is in high demand but still allows for social distancing. Coulthard, along with her husband and their teenage twins, have packed food six times for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Ginny and her family wearing masks

The family can organize and assemble food while remaining six or more feet away from other volunteers. Coulthard’s family has packed more than 3,500 pounds of fresh peppers, more than 4,000 pounds of chicken and pork, and approaching 10,000 meals of breakfast cereal.
Another benefit is that while they are socially distancing, they still see and interact with other volunteers.
“It’s nice to see some other people for a change,” Coulthard said with a smile. “Going to the food bank is a fun and rewarding way for the four of us to get out of the house. And, more than ever, families are in need of the pantry’s service.”