Last week our CEO at Food for the Hungry (FH) Gary Edmonds brought FH’s Phoenix staff together for some updates. One of those updates included FH moving our headquarters into a new building. For those who have not yet heard, FH has been blessed with the opportunity to move into a larger space. Most of the details about our new space have yet to be revealed. What we do know is FH plans to set our roots in the new space between January and February of 2019. With all of this excitement for our new journey, it’s important to think about what this means for all of the working parts at FH and our impact.
I Think We Need Some Space
For FH employees this experience is very exciting. Mostly because we’re all thinking one thing; more space. Space for what exactly though? When we actually take time to think about what more space means for an organization like FH what do we come up with? How will all of this new space enhance the way FH operates when we have made such a big impact given what we already have? The important thing that we realize is that our new space will be an asset to helping not ourselves but the communities we serve. Although I know some of us have our fingers crossed for cubicles double in size.
Being that FH is unique in nature, one of the things we make a priority here in our current building is fellowship with each other. Our weekly chapels often lead to adding more chairs. Everyone who is willing to participate in fellowship with one another is given the opportunity. Our fellowship includes the entire FH family across the U.S. and even the globe. We are always thrilled to host our fellow brothers and sisters and hear stories that keep us rooted in our purpose. As FH Phoenix continues to grow we are always introduced to fresh new faces. People who are just as eager to utilize and enjoy the many spaces FH provides for fellowship, innovation, and execution. More space means more community.
Impact and Influence
Cassie Juarez is our volunteer coordinator at FH and she was asked what extra space could do for her. Her take on FH’s move is what we would all hope for. Cassie says that having extra space for more volunteers would help us out greatly! We don’t always have the capacity for people who would like to offer their time to volunteer. In regards to the larger group events we host at FH, Cassie hopes to be able to house up to 100 volunteers at a time. This way we could be able to meet our deadlines in a much more timely and efficient manner.
It can be very exciting to think about the impact we can make in a larger building. During this time it is also important to think about what FH has already accomplished. There are times we’ve made impacts with nothing but our values to lean on.