We are thrilled to welcome Amy Siebert as our new Colorado Springs distribution & volunteer assistant! Amy will be training and scheduling volunteers and optimizing delivery routes to make each week’s meal deliveries a success.
Where are you from? How long have you lived in Colorado?
I am originally from Idaho, but I have lived in Colorado most of my life, and it is the only state I have ever considered home. I grew up in Fort Collins, and have been in Colorado Springs since 2002.
What brought you to Project Angel Heart?
I was searching for a new outlet for my time and energy, and felt incredibly drawn to the mission of Project Angel Heart. I felt that Project Angel Heart would be a good fit for me given my background in working with local farmers markets in Colorado Springs where I helped bring fresh, nutritious food to residents of Colorado Springs who might not otherwise have the opportunity to shop at the local farmers markets. I have always practiced the idea of food as medicine in my own home, and so getting a chance to do that on a broader scale in my community is just thrilling!
What’s your favorite thing to do in or around Colorado Springs?
I love to hike and spend time outdoors, and fortunately there are plenty of trails within minutes! I particularly love adventuring near the water, and almost always have some kind of handwork project (knitting, watercolor, calligraphy) stashed in my pack to work on while I’m on the trail. I am also a jewelry artist, a yogi, a lover of coffee and good books, a devoted wife, and a lucky mother of two boys, ages 10 and 12.
If the world were ending tomorrow, what would you eat for your last meal?
That’s an easy one! Turkey noodle soup over mashed potatoes. My great-grandmother used to make and serve this at every family reunion, and I would look forward to it every time. It is now the meal I make for my own family the day after Thanksgiving. To me it tastes like family and home, childhood, holiday gatherings, comfort, peace, and love–all in one bowl. I can’t imagine a more nourishing or comforting last meal!
What’s been your favorite thing about Project Angel Heart so far? What are you looking forward to?
My favorite thing about Project Angel Heart so far has been the opportunity to interact with our amazing team of Colorado Springs volunteers. The level of commitment and support that these community members bring to the mission of Project Angel Heart is just astounding, and they have already deepened my love of this city and its residents. I am particularly looking forward to participating in Pie in the Sky, as I absolutely adore pie—making, eating, and soon selling, all the pies! The spirit of fun and celebration around this event already has me excited for the holiday season.
What are you excited about for the future of Project Angel Heart in Colorado Springs?
I think we have a wonderful opportunity for growth in Colorado Springs, and I am excited for the chance to increase the awareness of and engagement between the Colorado Springs community and Project Angel Heart. There’s great work being done here to connect our community to the important work happening in Colorado Springs, and I am looking forward to deepening the existing relationships and partnerships, and helping to develop and foster new ones.