DAVIS COMMUNITY MEALS
December 3, 2009
Helping with cooking in the kitchen one Tuesday a week during the summer is both fun and rewarding for me. I'm impressed with how many people enthusiastically take part in collecting and delivering donated food, sorting the food, cooking a nutritious and appealing meal with whatever happens to come in that day, and staying to clean the kitchen so all will be ready for serving that same evening. We share extra food with other non-profits like the Senior Center and Grace in Action. Also individual guests can come pick up surplus produce to take home. It is great fun to sort and set out extra fruits and vegetables in attractive displays like a little Farmer's Market with good things to eat. During the school year, I help the Unity in Community group set up, serve and clean up after the meal once a month. At the dinner guests and volunteers treat each other with mutual appreciation, respect and equality which I find truly wonderful
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
personally seeing how generous local businesses and individuals are in taking the time and effort to save and set aside surplus foods from stores, farms, bakeries, etc. for volunteers to collect. Even home gardeners harvest and bring in their own produce.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
lively, generous, cooperative, talented, dependable, appreciative, enthusiastic, respectful and fun-loving. They make the work feel more like play -- great folks!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
provide meals every day of the week and find homes and medical care and all the other things that homeless and impoverished children and adults need to survive and then thrive.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Assist cooking in the kitchen, set up, serving meals, and clean up.