The Food Packing and Sorting event, sponsored by the Chula Vista Welfare Council, was a great success!
Thank you to all the UUSB volunteers and to Maureen for organizing our participation in this community event.
Here are some details from her report:
" The food we packed was donated inside classrooms throughout the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Boxes were packed to give food to 330 families who have children in the CV Elementary School District who put in requests for food donations during the winter break from school. A box of food and a gift certificate to a local grocery store in the amount of $25 - $45 (depending on family size) will be given to each family. Extra food is also given to a local domestic violence shelter. Any extra boxes go to the Family Resource Centers located on several CV elementary school campuses to give to families who come in requesting assistance."
What was it like to be part of this activity? Let's read some comments from some of the volunteers!
Linda: "It was an amazing evening! It felt so good to do something so physical and that will help many families on such a basic level as to simply provide food. Then, upon reflecting this morning, I'm also saddened that there are so many families in need of something so necessary as food. I hope that we have brightened the hopes of some families."
Nan: "Thank you, Maureen, for making this opportunity available to our church members. I think we all enjoyed being there and we're happy to help make some other families lives easier. What an amazing organizational feat!
Posted on Thu, December 3, 2009