As Warehouse Manager of Second Harvest’s the Ray Smith Family Distribution Center in Camden, Lee Brooks plays a major role in the food bank’s hunger relief efforts for our western service area.
How long have you worked for Second Harvest, what is your role, and describe a typical day?
I began working at Second Harvest in August 2018 – three years. I’m the Warehouse Manager of Operations for our Western Branch – the Ray Smith Family Distribution Center in Camden. A typical day for me starts with reviewing our Partner Agencies orders and incoming food donations, debriefing our warehouse staff and assigning tasks. I then move on to any paperwork that needs to be sent to invoicing, assisting with daily production if there is an overload, and ensuring all food safety best practices are being followed. The day ends with a follow up with my crew and then we do it all again the next day.
What do you enjoy most about working for a local hunger-relief organization?
Coming together as a family and team to feed our communities, pandemic or no pandemic!
What is one of your favorite memories of working at the food bank?
When we receive praise for what we do. We don’t want it or ask for it, but it’s nice to be recognized for feeding God’s children!
When you are not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Working in my garden! My family and I love passing out fresh vegetables to our neighbors that we have planted and harvested.