Volunteer helps feed hundreds of families every month through church's food bank

Hundreds fed during volunteer's 13 years at church

DENVER - This week's 7Everyday Hero is someone who exemplifies stewardship.

"I am a jack of all trades and a master of none," said Jerry Kloberdanz.

Kloberdanz volunteers to keep a Northglenn food bank running like a well-oiled machine.

It only seems fitting a retired mechanic. Kloberdanz volunteers three days a week at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank.

"I am in my 13th year," said Kloberdanz.

He is sort of the rock that holds everybody together," said Melani Rohr, outreach director of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank.

Kloberdanz enjoys wearing a ball cap his fellow volunteers got for him.  It has the letters IHMCO on the front.

"They call it the Immaculate Heart of Mary Commanding Officer," said Kloberdanz.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church started this outreach with a small food closet in 1976. Today, it has its own stewardship center building, and for good reason.

"We serve, on average, about 300 to 400 families per month," said Rohr.

"It really helps the family.  Everything is fresh.  The people here are wonderful," smiles Ronda, a regular client.

Jerry Kloberdanz is one nearly 300 volunteers at the food bank who are committed to serving others.

"I think it is very important because there is a lot of need in the community, and I think we fill a big part of it," said Kloberdanz. 

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