First off, what’s your favorite kind of burrito?
Kristee: I never met a burrito I didn’t like. Burritos are my favorite food and I have so many favorites that do very different things for me.
Teresa: I like burritos with no sour cream but everything else is fair game.
How did you first hear about volunteering with us?
T: I found out about Burrito Project SF through Kristee. My first volunteer day we made burritos and delivered them on Haight street and in Golden Gate Park.
K: Because I love burritos anytime anyone hears about burritos in the news they tell me about it. Several friends shared this with me a few years ago and I really love the concept of giving out burritos. They are like little bundles of love.
How long have you been coming to volunteer?
K: I first heard about the Burrito Project in 2016, I have volunteered a few times and had two shows raise money to donate to this amazing work.
T: I think it’s been two years and I’ve missed a few but try to come as often as I can.
What keeps you coming back?
T: I love the volunteer team leaders and the staff at Martin. It’s such a great cause and it makes me feel good that I’m helping others.
K: I really believe in the mission, I think sharing food is a simple loving way to show people they are cared about and it is a really hard time out there and I think everyone could use a burrito
Do you volunteer with any other organizations in the area?
K: I have volunteered whenever I can wherever I can. A show I used to run used to collect donations for local organizations each month, but has since ended. Burrito Project is a real special one though that is very dear to my heart because of the people involved as much as it is for the burritos love they bring.
T: I volunteer at SF Public Library as a FOG reading tutor and Commissioner as well as for the Reading Partner program. I volunteer at my church and in the Japanese American community whenever they need me.
What advice would you give to someone who’s interested in helping their community?
T: Go in with an open mind, kind heart and no agenda. Find something that interests you and that will make volunteering easier.
K: It’s kind of such a hard time out there these days that I really believe literally any kind act towards a person or in the community is helpful. Don’t worry about if the act is big enough or effective enough, just getting involved at all can have a profound impact and ripple outward.