Ms. Geiger is a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Stanbridge University. She is a dedicated, and passionate participant in the Outreach volunteer program at the University. With a focus on environmental rehabilitation. Jessica has acted as a lead volunteer at multiple events aligned with habitat restoration, coastal kayak cleanup, and urban reforestation. In addition to her exemplary service at Stanbridge University, Jessica has served at Mission San Juan Sierra’s food pantry for the last several years. Mission San Juan Sierra’s Pantry supports and feeds low-income families in need in South Orange County. Jessica has also volunteered at the American Indian Missions, San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, as well as Iwate VBS Missions at Morioka Minami Church.
I began volunteering a few years ago with Mission San Juan Sierra’s Pantry, which works to support and feed families in need in the South Orange County area. All workers within the pantry are volunteers distributing food several times a week. While there I observed the planning and organization that comes with maintaining a year-round food bank with volunteers, distribution, and donation fluctuations. In the ongoing future I hope to continue building on my understanding of assisting lower income families with access to healthy food while increasing the access to food donation opportunities as well as increasing the number of volunteers to continue the work for assisting South Orange County families.