Staff Spotlight: Lisa Chavez

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our terrific receptionist Lisa talks about the impactful time she spent running a mobile food pantry in her community.

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You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase?

College educations for my four grandchildren.

Share one thing you love to do that you always strive to include in your daily routine.

Helping others.

What are some of your favorite hobbies or activities?

Volunteering, knitting, music and watching sports.

Tell us about one of your most memorable experiences.

While working as a Nutrition Coordinator at a Community Action Program I had the pleasure of running a Mobile Food Pantry.  Once a month Food Lifeline would send a semi-truck full of grocery rescue food that we would distribute with the help of volunteers to 100-150 households in a low income neighborhood.  People would be lined up before we even arrived and were so grateful.

What is your favorite Biggs story?

Most recently, we had an amazing time at the staff bowling party.  The Biggs Activity Committee does an amazing job and I have several stories but I think my favorite is how time and again Biggs employees gives back to local charities in our community.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

My toothbrush.

Is your favorite season spring, summer, winter, or fall – and why?

Summer because I love the sunshine, the heat, BBQs, the river and the beach.

What does success look like to you?

Success to me is being happy with who you are and how you treat others.

What was your first job?

A courtesy clerk at Kelso Safeway.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Compassion and empathy.