Domonique Redmond Earns 2023 Duke Employee Community Service Award
Organized by Duke’s Office of Civic Engagement, the annual award recognizes a staff or faculty member who has an outstanding volunteer service record in the Durham community
Organized by the Duke Office of Civic Engagement, the annual award recognizes a staff or faculty member each year who has an outstanding volunteer service record in the Durham community. Each year, a $200 donation is made to the school or non-profit where the honoree volunteers.
Redmond has directed her donation to support the efforts of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, a non-profit organization and member of the Feeding America National Network of Food Banks.
One in six children are at risk for hunger, and 9 percent of seniors experience food insecurity in North Carolina, according to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle website. In the seven counties the organization services — Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange, Chatham, Nash, and Edgecombe — there are more than 220,000 people who are food insecure. Each year, the Food Shuttle distributes over nine million pounds of food.
Redmond was nominated by Traci Boone, mobile market lead, who represents the West End Community Foundation. Along with others, Redmond helps sort, package and disperse free food to 200 families in Durham at the Duke Memorial United Methodist Church mobile market location.
“Domonique is a valuable asset to the Mobile Market located at the Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, as she consistently participates with providing needed food to members of the community…” Boone wrote in her nomination. “Our greatest impact was noted during the Covid 19 pandemic. Domonique’s support was invaluable as she also delivered food to some of the most vulnerable populations — our sick and shut in families.”