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OPERATION SACK LUNCH
December 17, 2009

It is easy for a food bank or meal program to serve junk, old pastries and things with really long shelf lives are easy to donate, easy to prepare. But these foods provide little nutrition for people who are living in difficult to horrible circumstances. One of OSL's guiding principals is that "nutritional excellence is a right we are born to, not a priveledge we earn." OSL walks their talk. They have found many routes to provide good, real food. They have put in place safeguards and precautions so that they can safely serve high quality and fresh foods to persons who have compromised immune systems and fragile lives. It is one step towards health for people who don't have many healthy choices. In providing, advocating, and demanding that their guests are worthy of real food, they raise the bar for everyone. Operation Sack Lunch also runs the Meals Partnership Coalition, a group of meal programs that provide food to shelters, seniors, and other low income recipients. OSL, through this coalition, is able to support, educate and be an advocate for other meal providers in the area.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The unwavering kindness and lack of judgement for all people. I have learned so much about humanity, humility, and how to not back down from core beliefs and values.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I provided food safety support as their public health educator.