Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,
Suzi
k00kaburra

Second Harvest Food Bank


I volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Go me!
Seriously, I can't remember the last time I volunteered somewhere.  It's been ages.

I was with my church group.   When we got there, the food bank assigned us to sorting apples, so for four hours this is what we did.  Big, pallet-sized bins of apples were bagged up into little three pound bags.  As we filled the bags, we'd throw away any apples that were bruised, worm-ridden, or otherwise unedible.  What was amazing, though, was that all the apples we were sorting through were unmarketable for some reason.  I mean, the vast majority looked perfectly fine!  But because they were undersized, or slightly discolored, or some undiscernable reason, these apples would have been tossed.  Isn't that sad?

(OK, but 'tossed' I technically mean "fed to pigs", so they wouldn't be totally wasted.  But still, most of the apples looked too good to be even given to pigs.)

It was pretty fun.  The time flew by, and I got a chance to talk to everyone, although many of us were braindead due to the early morning hour.  I suppose I ought to go and volunteer again.  It seems like a fairly painless way to give back.
Tags: charity, volunteer
Subscribe

  • SJ Quilt & Textile Museum

    I know that I'm not doing much at the moment to increase my chances at finding a job in my field, so I thought it would be good idea to try and…

  • Giving 'Ands' away

    So of late I have been thinking about giving to charities, and the fact that it doesn't seem to be a common practice amongst my peers. That makes me…

  • Stress, illness, or ennui?

    Living under shelter in place for two months has led to a general malaise in our household. Every couple days I feel a little off, with a headache or…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments