2022 Volunteer of the Year: Anne Fujioka

Congratulations to CRC’s Volunteer of the Year, Anne Fujioka!

Anne was nominated by CRC staff and endorsed for 2022 Volunteer of the Year by leadership for her compassionate and ongoing display of our mission in the following ways: 

Anne supports the FNC pantry in any capacity that she can. She is an excellent lead for her volunteer team, always making sure she has a full team of volunteers to support the day’s operations ahead. She has taken on the initiative to learn about all the FNC roles and is able to jump in wherever when needed. She truly cares about serving our participants in a dignified manner and has formed caring relationships with many CRC clients.

Anne’s role as Holiday Baskets senior bag captain has been a steady and dependable part of HB for many years. She and her volunteer team manage, every year, to produce beautiful bags of holiday goodies for seniors in need. We appreciate her calm demeanor, especially with Holiday Baskets which can, at times, be VERY chaotic!

Anne has been helpful in her willingness to be filmed for our Week of Hope videos a few years ago. She is not only a steadfast volunteer in the pantry, but a great communicator on why it’s so critical to have a pantry that is health and nutrition oriented.

FNC Manager Yanira Alonso and Volunteer Manager Sara Rosenbaum were able to celebrate this recognition with Anne and her husband Ken at the North County Philanthropy Council Awards luncheon on October 28th.