Crazy Busy at the Food Bank Today

February 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM Leave a comment

Regular readers of this blog know I volunteer at a food bank on Friday morning and wow, was it crazy today.  I think it was one of the busiest days in my three years volunteering there.  We had to have walked through at least 50 people between 9:30 a.m. and noon.  That means we fed 50 families, not just 50 people.

We were out of some of the basics like spaghetti noodles and ramen, but we had treats like butter (two sticks per family), yogurt (three little individual-sized tubs per family), sour cream (one large (16 oz?) tub per family) and fresh pears (four per family).

I spent about an hour breaking a gigantic bag of bagels into packs of three and cutting 12-count egg cartons in half.  (In an effort to distribute all of our food to as many people as possible, we break almost everything down into small or smaller portions, i.e., a dozen eggs becomes two packs of six eggs.  A box of four individually wrapped saltine crackers becomes four separate portions, i.e., we wouldn’t give the whole 4-pack box to one family.)

Oh, and we little bottles of shampoo donated by Target and some clothes soap — super rarities.

It was a good day.

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