Posted: Nov 22, 2012 5:43 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Butte resident Roger Walters, 66, gives 18 hours a week to help local families keep food on the table and enjoy a traditional dinner this Thanksgiving.
Walters works at the Butte Emergency Food Bank as part of a federal program to put money in his pocket.
He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2005.
Walters battled his way through the illness and moved from Laurel to Butte.
He says life in Laurel was a drag and the liveliness of Butte attracted him.
Working at the food bank this holiday season has also brought some joy into his life.
"This is the first job that I've really had that I enjoy since 2005," says Walters.
"There's a lot of laughter. These volunteers, they know what needs to be done and they just do it. They don't need to go ask you know, they don't wait for somebody else to do it, they don't wait for somebody else to clean up. It's just a really, super, good place to be," he adds.
While Walters works at the Butte Emergency Food Bank through the federal program, he is required to look for another job.
He says if the Food Bank could afford to hire him as a permanent employee he would stay