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Meet Board Member Jackie Boeding Tewes


Our board members are passionate about sharing Jesus by meeting our neighbors and meeting their needs. This diverse group ensures that Caring Hands stays true to its mission as we make plans and move forward. Get to know one of these board members - Jackie Boeding Tewes.


What do you do for a living?

I’m a Director of Engineering at Principal Financial Group


What is your church home? Altoona United Methodist Church

When did you first join the Caring Hands board of directors?

March 2020

What inspired you to serve at Caring Hands?

I believe we are called to help our friends and neighbors in need in our community. Providing food and assisting with basic needs are one of ways we can do this. I started volunteering at Caring Hands and loved the mission of Caring Hands as well as the commitment and passion of our volunteers. Joining the board is a way to further my commitment to this great organization.


What do you hope Caring Hands accomplishes in the next 6 months?

I am very excited about the future of Caring Hands and am looking forward to furthering our mission to serve our community when we move to our new location.


What do you wish people knew about Caring Hands?

Our services go beyond being a food pantry. Our volunteers fulfill a variety of roles and truly care about helping our neighbors in need.

Tell us one fun fact most people don't know about you.

I have many hobbies, but especially enjoy gardening, puzzles and games, reading mysteries, hiking, biking, and traveling.