Marina Juan

Meet our dedicated volunteer, Marina

Last year at Foodbank NSW & ACT, we had a total of 135 individual volunteers and 195 corporate volunteer teams. Together they’ve contributed 142 days of support in our Western Sydney warehouse, sorting and packing food for distribution to our Foodbank community partners. In total, they volunteered 51,009 hours to help us fight hunger! 

Meet Marina. Inspired by her relative volunteering, she found purpose in giving back to her community.

After taking a year to enjoy her retirement, she joined the volunteer family here at Foodbank NSW & ACT in July 2023 to make a difference, ensuring families get the food they need. 

Meet Marina Juan

I always enjoy giving back to my community and I love knowing there’s a family behind every order I pack”


– Marina, Foodbank NSW & ACT volunteer


Driven by her passion for helping others, Marina thrives in her role at Foodbank NSW & ACT, picking and packing orders for our community partners and the breakfast orders to go out to our schools. Whether it’s a bustling Monday or a calm day, she enjoys the positive atmosphere, meeting new people, and staying active. Her commitment to volunteering gives her a profound sense of accomplishment. 

Having grown up in the Philippines, where food insecurity is a persistent issue, Marina was surprised to discover that many people in Australia face similar struggles. She loves contributing to making a difference in the lives of Australians in need.  

Marina Juan

Marina Juan

We asked Marina what she would say to someone wanting to volunteer;


Are you kidding! Why wouldn’t you! I always tell my friends it’s a privilege to volunteer. Foodbank is the best place to work and they’re very kind to their staff and volunteers, and at the end of the day they give you something back for your efforts.”  

She describes working for Foodbank NSW & ACT as being part of a loving family, where she has not only found a sense of belonging but also gained countless cherished friendships.


To join our volunteer family and play a part in making a difference, visit our ‘Volunteer with Us’ page here or reach out to our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Luke Chesworth.


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