Pantry Volunteer is a “Hunger Hero”

Parishioner Bob Doktor became a St. Rose of Lima Parish Food Pantry volunteer because he was invited to help, saw the need, and said, “Yes.” Using his excellent carpentry skills, he agreed to help renovate the pantry.  A friend asked him to collect food from the community drives in his GM truck and again he said, “Yes.” Currently Doktor serves as the pantry’s director and volunteers together with his wife of 47 years, Barbara.

Second Harvest of Central Florida celebrated his commitment by honoring him with the Hunger Hero Award for Osceola County. “Every week Bob and his team open the doors to allow families and individuals in Osceola to walk away with fresh produce and meat,” said Fernanda Delgado of Second Harvest. “Every month about 500 food insecure families are fed.”  Delgado added, “Bob has been a dedicated member of our Second Harvest Council and continued to show his dedication to the mission of feeding the community around him.”

The honor recognizes the work the food pantry is doing in Poinciana and Kissimmee, providing nutritious food to over 25,000 people annually. Every week, teams of pantry volunteers order, transport, prepare and distribute thousands of pounds of food to neighbors in need. The food is supplied by USDA/TEFAP, Second Harvest, Aldi’s and Publix Markets, parishioners of St. Rose of Lima, Solivita residents and community food drives.

To volunteer or donate call the St. Rose of Lima Parish office: 407-932-5004 or