Mary Johnston is a five-year volunteer at the Community Dining Room (CDR) and serves as the kitchen coordinator and manager. Since COVID-19 regulations were put in place, she continues to organize meals but now with fewer volunteers and more guidelines to follow. The volunteer staff had to be reduced, and Mary found creative ways of handling COVID challenges. She arranged for meals to be prepared and labeled for curbside pick up as in-house dining was shut down. In addition to her work at the CDR, Mary continues is a 5k runner, raising money for various organizations close to her heart.