"Volunteering at the food shelf makes me feel really useful"
When one of Michaela's siblings needed food shelf assistance, she went with him to the Keystone food shelf in the Midway neighborhood. "I came away so impressed that my brother was treated with such dignity and respect," said Michaela. In 2010, when she was planning to retire from her teaching career, Michaela remembered the positive experience she had at the Midway food shelf and began volunteering there twice a week. She enjoys the variety of tasks, most notably preparing the produce display.