Friday, February 11, 2011

Food and Friends

The other day a few of my alumnae sisters volunteered at Food and Friends, a local food bank that provides meals to people with life-challening illnesses. I had a really great time and I'm glad I volunteered! The location was super easy to get to since its near Fort Totten which is on the green line and a direct line from work. AND there's even a free shuttle provided by F&F to pick you up from the metro and take you there...now that's what I call service! Not realizing how short of a commute it was I actually got to the metro station at 5....we weren't supposed to start volunteering until 6. For once I wasn't running on Phi Mu time...

According to their website and their super cute/friendly full time volunteer here is a little about the organization:

Food & Friends provides meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. Determination of eligibility is entirely health-based. Food & Friends has no requirements for income or insurance coverage. To be eligible for service, a person must have a qualifying primary illness; compromised nutritional status and a limited ability to prepare his/her own meals due to factors such as disability, illness, or medical treatment. Food & Friends provides meals and groceries to more than 1,450 clients. Since 1988, we have served more than 206,000 individuals. Food & Friends delivers throughout the metropolitan area, as far north as Hagerstown, Maryland, and as far south as Fredericksburg, Virginia, a total delivery area of nearly 5,500 square miles. Nearly 50% of our clients live in the District of Columbia.

And I really liked this comparison that I found on their website:

Minus the hideous hairnets we all had a blast! Half of us packed lunches in brown bags (chicken with cheese, pasta salad, blueberry cobbler, yogurt, bannanas, chips, a croissant, and trail mix...yummy!) and half of us stuffed dinner (chilli, vegetables, soup, and I think some burgers -wrapped in tin foil so I only assumed the circular items were burgers...who knows!).

Sorority Squat

Ok, our knees hurt we had to stand up

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