Both Gary and Steve are retired and started volunteering to keep active and give back. When asked why he volunteers, Gary will tell you “addressing hunger is something you can do locally and have immediate success. I love that I get to keep busy, give something back to the community, and get a positive feeling every day.” Steve jokes that he only volunteers so he can “harass the two Garys” (the second Gary being Warehouse Manager Gary Terrio), but will also tell you “I’ve been very blessed in my life and I want to repay that in some small way.”
Gary lives in Amesbury, and grew up in Leominster. Steve now lives in Rowley but grew up in Malden. When they’re not at ONT, Steve and Gary are playing golf or grabbing a cup of coffee together at the Bakehouse in Amesbury. Steve and Gary met each other through volunteering with ONT, and have become close friends.
Thanks, Steve and Gary, for all you do to keep the ONT Warehouse running smoothly and for providing much needed comic relief!