Click here to listen to Episode 4 – Part One, Jon and J.B. 

Click below to listen to Episode 4- Part Two, Rose Zacchi

Click below to listen to Episode 4- Part Three, Volunteer Perspectives (mostly in Spanish)/ Parte tres, Perspectivas Voluntarias  (en español)

In 2015, still a relatively new resident to Long Island and wanting to meaningfully connect with folks in my area, I started volunteering at a local food share called Community Solidarity. 

An organization with diverse membership and still going strong in serving the people of Long Island for over a decade, Community Solidarity is dedicated to fighting hunger, poverty, racism and other social issues.  It is also “America’s Largest Vegetarian Hunger Relief Program.”

I decided to get more of an inside scoop on the non-profit’s history, stories of community impact, and experiences of individual volunteers by interviewing a few of them including Community Solidarity co-founder Jon Stepanian.

For more information on Community Solidarity, visit their website:

Photo courtesy of Community Solidarity

Music credits from

Episode 4, Part 1 – “Marcha estudiantil Santiago de Chile 30 Junio” posted by bandasonora

Episode 4, Part 2 – “Musical – Native American Day of the Dead Celebration with Pipes, Whip Cracks, Drums.wav , posted by jaeger

Episode 4, Part 3 – “La Bamba” posted by lenguaverde