Minneola resident Al Delio was honored at the 2022 Second Harvest Volunteer Awards ceremony last month for his selfless acts of service, receiving the “Going the Extra Mile” award. He was chosen out of more than 28,000 volunteers that served last year.
“I was flabbergasted,” Al says. “Honestly, I just show up and do the best I can. It makes me feel good to be recognized by my peers and that I had done something special, but volunteering already makes me feel special.”
Al has been involved in volunteering for many years with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Habitat for Humanity and other local missions. Since retiring last year, he has devoted even more time to bettering the community.
“I’ve always believed in charity and helping out fellow people,” Al says. “Since retiring, I volunteer five to six days a week. It just makes me feel good that I’m doing good for the community. Plus it’s good exercise and keeps me busy.”