Since coming on board as an office angel, Linda has devoted several hours of her time on a weekly basis, assisting with tasks to keep us organized and mission-focused. She tripped across Recipe for Success Foundation during a web search and felt connected to our mission to combat childhood obesity. With twelve grandchildren, this connection is personal for Linda and she hopes they all develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food. Most attractive to Linda is our offering of office work opportunities because she wishes to serve and share her talents where needed.
No matter the task given, Linda completes it with precision and positivity. Even monotonous jobs such as scanning a bank box full of documents, Linda accepts with a smile, understanding completion of such tasks helps us operate more efficiently.
Outside of her service to Recipe for Success, Linda also volunteers with The Lighthouse of Houston, providing transportation for blind adults to and from medical appointments. A favorite pastime is reading motivational and inspirational books; she is currently reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams. Linda also spends time traveling to visit her grandchildren divided amongst four states - Oregon, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas - and visiting her husband who resides in Trinidad for business.
Linda recently opened her home to her niece who relocated from Iowa to Houston to pursue her degree. Linda's healthy lifestyle of preparing delicious food at home and maintaining regular gym visits has influenced her niece to create healthy habits of her own. Since living with Linda, her niece has celebrated a steady weight loss and now incorporates healthy foods into her diet. This inspirational story is an example of what drives the team of employees and volunteers at Recipe for Success to help make the world a place where healthy eating is the norm and nutritious food is appreciated and celebrated. Thank you, Linda, for helping lead our cause and giving so much of your time!