#SoMuchGoodHappening- National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re taking a minute to say thank you!

Ryan Maloney is one of our many dedicated volunteers who share their time and talents to make our communities better.

In the midst of everything currently happening in our world, it is important to take a step back, reflect, and think about all we are grateful for and all the important people in our lives. Volunteers are one of the groups of people that we are especially grateful for. At Galesburg Community Foundation we have a dedicated board of directors, we have dedicated committee members and we have more than 40 dedicated volunteers at Community Treasures, our thrift shop. We also have the great opportunity of supporting and working with many local nonprofit organizations that are either led by volunteers or rely heavily on volunteers.

Once you have a taste for volunteering, it doesn’t seem to ever go away. Volunteering really is a skill, a gift, a talent in itself that you can share at any age or stage of life.

Our most recent print newsletter will hit mailboxes next week and we feature Ryan Maloney, a volunteer at Community Treasures and with numerous other organizations. We love what he had to say about volunteering, “You never know what connections you will make when you’re out there volunteering. Volunteering has filled so much for me. I hope people see that there are so many opportunities to give, and there’s so much to love about this community.”

During this National Volunteer Week, when so many of our community members are stepping up in new and critically important ways to volunteer, we say thank you. Thank you for sharing your time and talents and allowing us to continually see that yes, there is so much to love about our communities.

This is another great example of #SoMuchGoodHappening right now.


The new site of the FISH of Galesburg food pantry at the corner of Henderson and Main Streents.

A new home: FISH of Galesburg gets a facility upgrade

FISH of Galesburg has moved to its new home on Main Street.

Ribbon-cutting of the new River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch and FISH of Galesburg food pantry

Celebrating our largest Mission Impact Investment: River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch and FISH of Galesburg food pantry

The region celebrated the new home of River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch and FISH of Galesburg food pantry with a public open house and ribbon-cutting on November 15.

Exterior of River Bend Food Bank - Galesburg Branch

New River Bend Food Bank Regional Hub and FISH Food Pantry to open with public ribbon-cutting celebration

Galesburg Community Foundation Mission Impact Investment boasts more resources, increased food access for families in need in Knox County and surrounding areas

In the new cooler space ae, from left, Lions Club Teasurer Dave Pearson, River bend Food Bank Galesburg Branch Site Director Aaron Baron, Galesburg Community Foundation President & CEO Josh Gibb, FISH of Galesburg President Diane Copeland, Lions Club Past President Kim Norton, and FISH of Galesburg Executive Director Elizabeth Culbertson.

Coming together to combat hunger: Lions Club leverages international investment for regional impact

It was during COVID-19 that the extent of food insecurity in the region became clear to the Galesburg Lions Club.

L to R: Galesburg Community Foundation Board President John McClean, Galesburg Public Library Foundation Executive Director Heather Sipes, Galesburg Community Foundation President & CEO Josh Gibb, and Galesburg Library Director Noelle Thompson.

New Galesburg Public Library Receives More Than $1 Million Through Match Grant

In just nine months, more than $1 million was raised for Galesburg’s new library through a match grant challenge by the Galesburg Community Foundation to the Galesburg Public Library Foundation.

Jordan Holcomb

Meet the New Assistant Manager at Community Treasures

Jordan Holcomb brings a love for customer service to his role as the assistant manager at Community Treasures, a trendy, philanthropic thrift shop.