Honorary RedShirt®

Always Ready to Feed the Need

Susan Philips, a North Tonawanda native is highly active in her community. Even in the midst of a global pandemic Susan continues to be dedicated to caring for others. Throughout quarantine, Susan was regularly visiting local stores, shops and farmers markets to buy groceries to fill street pantries, donate to food banks and churches, and personally deliver to her homebound neighbors.

“I have worked in human services all my life,” explained Susan. “So, I know how much of a need there is in my community and this pandemic has only increased it. I want to help as many people as I can. That’s why when I’m shopping for people or for donations, I make sure to buy local. Small businesses need our support more than ever.”

Regardless of what’s going on in the world, Susan gets in her car and delivers food all over town, ensuring that everyone in her community is taken care of. Whatever happens next, we know Susan’s community is in good hands.