John Sherman didn’t plan typical family vacations when his kids were growing up.
“I always liked to use vacations to do some kind of work,” said John. So, when they made a trip from their home in Alaska to Southern California nearly 10 years ago, they ended up at the Los Angeles Children’s Hunger Fund headquarters, where they packed beans.
Since then, John has visited three of the four CHF distribution centers to serve: Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Dallas.
In retirement, John still lives in Alaska, but takes biblical counseling classes in Texas, and makes it a priority to serve at the CHF warehouses in San Antonio and Dallas. With experience in logistics, John is an ideal person for work in the warehouse. For hours at a time, he will help by cleaning, restocking, unloading, or distributing.
“Every time John’s been here working with us and volunteering, he’s been a blessing,” said Ali Tsang, Dallas Distribution & Volunteer Assistant Coordinator. “I let him know what we need, and he gets to it…He’s pretty much doubled what we can do when we are working side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder”
“The ministry itself and what it does, that’s something that strikes a chord with me,” said John about CHF. “I’d like to be able to say that I work with an agency that feeds hungry. Not only the food they need, but spiritual nourishment as well.”