James Sampaga: Finding a Common Bond

James SampagaFor the thousands of volunteers that serve in GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program every year, James Sampaga, Cook and Food Expeditor, is part of what makes their experience so memorable. His passion and love for his work shines through to all who have the pleasure to interact with him.

James, once a Daily Free Meals guest, has been a member of the meals program staff for almost six years. “I remember coming through the meals line years back, seeing the workers and thinking, wow, this would be a really cool place to work, never thinking I would be involved in it.”

Today, James is a huge part of the successful daily operations in a kitchen that serves nearly 2,500 meals every day.

After six years in the meals program, James continues to find inspiration in his work every day. “You can look at the news and think the world is terrible, then you can come here and see people giving their hearts out. I’m still amazed that people take their time to give every day.”

James describes his hope that all people who visit GLIDE feel the unconditional love and radical acceptance we practice on a daily basis, “I want people to know that there’s not much difference between meals guests and the rest of us. We’re all people with real needs – a meal, compassion, respect. When we serve a meal together, we have a common bond. We are all people helping people.”

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One comment on “James Sampaga: Finding a Common Bond
  1. Eugenia Syro says:

    I volunteer twice a week at Glide, serving meals and I love it!

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