MASTER’S TABLE GUEST MAKES A NEW START

January 14, 2019

Brendan found help at The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen during a difficult time. Now, he works in Golden Harvest’s Augusta warehouse.

Brendan LaFavor smiles as he steps down from the forklift to begin loading a pallet with cans of sliced peaches.

“I love staying busy,” he says; “I can’t stand just sitting around. That’s why I love this job.”

Brendan, a Columbia County native, first discovered Golden Harvest Food Bank when he heard about The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen in downtown Augusta. After graduating from high school, Brendan moved out on his own.

“I wanted to do my own thing, but it didn’t work out, and soon I was in a bad place. I made mistakes. I learned a lot. It showed me not to take anything for granted,” he remembers.

At The Master’s Table, Brendan says he found the nourishment he needed as well as a supportive community that helped him through a tough time.

“The people who work there are so nice, they are jumping over other people to serve you. And the food is good,” he says.

Through relationships built at The Master’s Table, Brendan heard about the open Warehouse Tech position at Golden Harvest and applied. Two weeks later he joined the team at the Food Bank.

“This job has been a big help,” Brendan says. “I’m doing well now, paying bills. I am thankful.”

Brendan found help at The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen during a difficult time. Now, a job at Golden Harvest’s Augusta Warehouse is giving him a hand up to a better life.