Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thankful Part 2

Got up early today to volunteer at the annual food drive. The local boy scouts and brownies distributed some bags and flyers a few weeks ago. Today the scouts and their parents drive around the neighborhood and pick up the donated food.

All the bags are taken to the church and lots of volunteers sort them. There were scouts, Coast guards, church members, Red cross volunteers and kids from 2 local high schools. About around 60 people were there today.

Cars, SUVs, trucks came to drop off. Thanks to the scouting parents!

Then the canned foods are sorted into the following categories:
Ready to Eat
Meats and Chili
The cans are grouped into their respective boxes.

The effort was a big success. They collected more than last year. I think 7000+ cans.
Good to see lots of giving, and also good to see many volunteers.

All the boxed food is brought to the local food bank. And the food is distributed to the local city residents.

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