This Week’s Boulder Benefactor: Scott Walker – A Boulder Force for Good
Giving back to a community doesn’t get any more direct than through charity work. It is the hopeful lifeblood, the generous driver of public strength, unity and happiness. Within Boulder there are more amazing charities than you can keep track of, and this week’s Boulder Benefactor has had a hand in many of them.
Scott Walker is a Boulder native, the son of a CU professor, and community/charity organizer extraordinaire. He has been on the board of the Boulder History Museum, served as both chair and co-chair of the Boulder Humane Society, and is currently involved with Boulder‘s Meals on Wheels and the Harvest for Hope Pantry. Both of which, are taking huge steps to keep Boulderites happy, healthy and fed:
Meals on Wheels has been around for 47 years! And they have delivered uncounted “fresh, hot, tasty meals” to Boulder residents during that time. There is no age or income restriction–their mission is to provide good, healthy food to people in Boulder who need or want it. Scott describes this service as “far more than just delivering food”, it also provides necessary human interaction for many people who would otherwise not get that. Scott recalled weekly food deliveries to one elderly gentlemen with MS, he would stay and chat for a while every time he dropped off a meal, and realized that his companionship was just as nutritional as the food he was delivering. Meals on Wheels runs on a small army of volunteers, it’s rewarding work and they need your help! If you are interested in lending a hand here’s the volunteer application.
The other charity Scott is currently working with is the Harvest of Hope Pantry–a local Boulder service that provides food to “everyone who comes to the door”. The pantry is located in North Boulder and is currently working on organizing a delivery service for clients who can’t make it to the pantry itself. The pantry divides its clients into two categories: those with kitchens and those without kitchens. In this way they address the individual needs of as many people as possible, helping struggling families and individuals fill the gap that other food services can’t. It is an incredible program, that has done a lot to keep Boulder‘s community wholesome. They, too are always looking for new volunteers to help out around the pantry.