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Rachel's Table volunteer working to help fight hunger

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A neighbor, a friend, and a co-worker can all come together to make our communities a better place.

They're everyday people making a huge difference.

Western Mass News and PeopleBank are highlighting their success and tonight, we introduce you to a local volunteer who is fighting to end hunger.

Box by box, Steve Katz has dedicated 24 years to Rachel's Table, a food rescue service.  He's been delivering food on their behalf since they first opened their doors in 1992.

Every Monday, Katz collects about 25 pounds of leftover food from Big Y and Starbucks in Longmeadow and takes it straight to The Gray House in Springfield.

"We live in an area where a lot of people have food insecurity.  They don't have enough to eat and to me, working for Rachel's Table is a really seamless way to give back to my community," Katz explained.

Fighting hunger and serving those in need here in western Massachusetts also connects more personally with Katz. 

"In Judaism, we have a concept called a mitzfah, a good deed.  It's a fundamental of our religion, so every time I deliver the food, I know I'm doing a good deed, a mitzfah," Katz explained.

Katz, a lawyer for Babson Capital, has turned into a local hero. 

"He is a tried and true volunteer.  We love him.  All of our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization," said Debbie Rubenstein, director of Rachel's Table.

If you'd like to donate to Rachel's Table, you can CLICK HERE.

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