We are still visiting with my parents and having lots of new adventures. My parents are retired and are quite involved in community projects. Twice a month they volunteer at the local food bank and help sort bags and stock shelves. Since we have been visiting the kids have joined them and helped. This has lead to some very interesting conversations with the kids. We haven't had much opportunity for volunteerism in England so I was very please to see the kids pitch in and give a hand.
Community Food Bank Building
Some of the food provided to the food bank comes from State payer's dollars, but most comes from local donations.
April's food sheet, tells us what to pack in each box or bag We packed about 20 boxes and about 70 bags of food in a 2 hour period
Kids checking expiration dates on baby food
Whatever is expired goes into a Pig Box to be donated to a local pig farmer who uses it to feed his stock of pigs.
Stocking shelves of donated baby food
Rearranging fridge in prep for a meat delivery later in the day
Delivery of boxed and can goods
Filling up food bags per the paper chart
Counting cans to add to food bags and boxes
Completed bags and boxes ready to distribute to those in need
The Director of the facility gave the children written documentation that we can to their school portfolios and turn in for their scouting requirements on earning their community service badge. I was so please to hear the kids say they want to go again to help out!