Food Bank

Our friends Barb and Mike are volunteers at the Ocean Shores Food Bank.  So I asked if I could take Seneca to see it as we like to contribute to this project.  I checked to be sure we visited at a time that was likely to be quiet.

Barb greets people as they arrive and enters information into a computer to keep a record of how many people are provided food.  She greets each visitor with kindness and respect and answers their questions.

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Front Desk

They then go to the window where Mike asks a couple of questions, “Would you like canned stew or chili?”  They are then handed a brown paper sack which contains some canned food, sugar, cereal  and other staples available that day.  They choose their own rice or pasta, then move on to the frozen meat,  fruit and vegetables, and bread.

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Mike at the front counter with bags of food to be given

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Chili or Stew?

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Denise shows Seneca the meat freezer

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Shelves of food ready to be given to hungry people

Volunteers stand ready to help them load the food into their vehicles.  All of this  made quite an impression on Seneca.

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Lemonade Stand, donations for food bank requested

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Container for Food Bank donations

On the weekend we had a Yard Sale at our house.  Seneca set up a lemonade stand and she asked everyone who stopped if they would like to donate to the Food Bank.  That evening she had $8.13 to contribute.