Location: La Carpio
Today we got to feed families who can’t depend on having a meal every day. Some of these families go hungry for weeks at a time until volunteers like us bring food down to them. Parents normally send their kids to get pitchers full of food to bring back home so we only really had kids coming in. As we approached the shelter with a big bin of soup and a crock-pot full of rice a little girl ran up to me and hugged me before we had even fed her. This was her way of thanking me for bringing food. More and more kids trickled in with pitchers asking for enough food for a family of 3,4 and sometimes up to 6. Fortunately enough, we were able to feed everybody who came in. However, Anna and Evan were telling us that usually, they don’t have enough for everybody who comes in, which is the hardest part of the job. As we went to leave, we had some left over, so we offered it to people on the street. By the time we gave out all of the food, the kids were full and happy. We walked back to Gail’s and talked about how we all felt about what we had done for all of those families. We all agreed that we felt there’s still more we could do for them, that they still need food, but today made an impact.