Thursday, April 05, 2007

doing good

Today D and her Girl Scout Troop served at the local food kitchen. I think it was an eye opening experience for all of them. They were surprised to see so many people for whom this is their only hot meal of the day. They were surprised to discover that many of them have a roof over their heads but must choose between housing and food. I think they were also surprised to discover how good they felt helping.

They dyed the Easter eggs for Sunday. They helped prepare and serve meals and bag lunches to 30 people. They cleaned dishes, served drinks and kept looking for more that they could do. Three of them asked me if they could come back tomorrow and help again.

We learned that our local food kitchen feeds an average of 35 people per day and requires $2,000 in donations every month to pay their bills and buy the food. The entire operation is run by volunteers. No one makes a salary at this place.

We are thinking that we will serve again probably in the summer and we may do a fundraiser for them in the fall. I was truly touched by the girls compassion and desire to help. It was wonderful to see.

1 comment:

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Good for you and them!