The Newton Food Pantry Gives a Big Shout out to Nick Fabrizio

Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Fabrizio
Nick Fabrizio started volunteering at the Newton Food Pantry when he was 14 years old, and soon discovered that he found the work very rewarding. His primary responsibility has been working on Wednesday mornings, unpacking boxes of food, stocking shelves, and loading and unloading the delivery trucks. According to board member Maria Wilson-Portuondo, Nick was also extremely helpful in the pantry’s move in 2016 from the Waban Library to our current location in City Hall. He values not only the work he is doing, but also the tight-knit community he has found with fellow volunteers, despite differences in age, background, or native language. Nick says, “In volunteering at the Newton Food Pantry, I have learned the valuable nature of performing selfless acts and the uniting nature of working toward a common goal.”

In his free time, Nick likes to learn (of course!), spend time with his dog Maverick, and make a difference in the community with organizations such as the NFP and Athletes Serving The Community. Nick just graduated from Newton South High School, and is now a Freshman at Vanderbilt University, where he hopes to major in Human and Organizational Development.  

Way to go Nick! We are so thankful for everything you have done for the pantry and we wish you every success in your college career!