Sunday, September 22, 2013
This Wednesday, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Harvesters, here in Kansas City. Delta Sigma Pi, the business fraternity that I am involved in, signed up for times to allow us to help out. So Wednesday evening, a few of us showed up and were put to (work) volunteering! Our job for the day was to sort out pallets full of sliced bread, hot dog and hamburger buns, bagels, and all assortment of bread-type products. At other times I have sorted vegetables in huge bins, and friends have helped put together boxes for donations, among many other tasks. We always end up having a lot of fun volunteering, because we get a chance to visit with whoever you are working with, and often times, getting to know someone new- who you wouldn't have talked to before! Something about Harvester's is that they are the only food bank in the area. At their warehouse-style location, businesses, grocery stores, churches, and individuals donate food which is then sorted into all different categories to then be distributed to other local nonprofit agencies and organizations. (which according to their website, is over 620) Their work requires countless volunteers who come in daily to assist with sorting the donated food. We actually worked with a group of women from an area company (I didn't catch where at) who actually come in weekly to assist in this sorting. I also know that Rockhurst will often bring in large groups whether it is from different organizations, for our Finucane Service Project, or the Service Project for Family and Alumni weekend, both Rockhurst and Harvesters benefits from this relationship.