Ooh, my favorite!

Blog it On
April 26, 2010, 4:10 pm
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One of the perks of having more free time is that now I get the chance to volunteer! As terrible as it sounds, I was so protective of my weekends since my weekdays at work were often so bad. As I mentioned before, Sandhya over at Livin Wide has organized a Blog It On volunteer campaign through her blog, and there are lots of wonderful people participating. I’m really excited about this, and I’ve been researching for weeks to figure out where I’d like to spend my time.

Since food is such an important part of my life, I decided to work at the San Francisco Food Bank. I’ll be based at their warehouse sorting and repacking food for distribution throughout the city:

The San Francisco Food Bank works to end hunger in San Francisco. We provide donated and purchased food to over 400 non-profit agencies, enabling them to give nutritious meals or supplemental groceries to thousands of low-income families and individuals in our community. These agencies range in size and mission, from the city’s largest soup kitchens to smaller agencies such as after-school programs, AIDS service providers, battered women’s shelters, child care centers, food pantries, health clinics, homeless shelters, residential programs for people in recovery or transition to independent living, senior lunch programs, and street outreach programs. We are the largest distributor of food to non-profit agencies in San Francisco; for many agencies, we are their only source of food. This year, we will distribute nearly 36.5 million pounds of food, or enough to provide 78,000 meals a day.

This seems like a wonderful organization and I’m so excited to help feed so many people. My first day is tomorrow, so I’ll try to get some good pics to share.

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WHOOO! ditto on the volunteering and time. i can’t wait.

and YAYAYAY! thanks for participating – can’t wait to see pictures.

Comment by Sandhya

I’m really excited! So glad you organized such a great event, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else has planned.

Comment by Natira

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