This was an organization we worked with last year, but not for as long. This time we were able to spend the whole day there so more work could be accomplished. The first job was to sort through all the breads that had been donated either by people or by local grocery stores. Why would you need to sort through? One big reason is to check for expiration dates. Some foods can last several days past, but many can not. Even doing just this is very helpful. Our group walked in and, like last year, there were large stacks of crates full of bread. When it piles up so much, many hands are needed to finish the job. This helps to ensure that more bread can be kept and later digested. Other jobs included cleaning the fridge, sorting produce, and cleaning the trucks that deliver the food.
In the past, I have donated quite a bit to this food bank. Whether from school related fundraisers, at home, or with the Girl Scout troop I was in when I was much younger. It is always a joy to have the opportunity to help this group because of the amazing work they do by getting food to those who need the support.