This month my team and I volunteered at the North Helpline Food Bank. This was actually one of the first projects where we interacted with people who directly benefited from the services being provided (most times the organization is closed on the day we are there, or we are helping organize/clean up behind the scenes). It was very rewarding to have the opportunity to talk with the people coming to the food bank.
It was an eye opener to see how many people come through the food bank line in even just one shift and to think that this might be the only place they are getting food for the week. I was glad to see that the food bank was able to hand out fresh fruits and vegetables because that is so important and I know some food banks aren’t able to do so due to storage/food spoilage etc.
The highlight of the day was when a little 4 year-old boy named Cody, who was going through the line with his mom and sister, jumped up on the table to give me a big hug and tell me that he loved me. This was after knowing him for all of 45 seconds, but it was so heartfelt and definitely put a smile on my face. I can’t wait to have a chance to go help out at the food bank again and was glad to hear that they are moving to a new location in January that is much much larger and will allow them to help even more people on a weekly basis.
– Cameron, Team Happy Hours
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