IMG_2593Last week I had the opportunity give back to my community by volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank. The new facility is nice and it houses a kitchen as well.

I didn’t know what to expect being it was my first time there. The staff was prepared and had a workflow that got us assigned quickly, with a quick training presentation, we were off to work. As a volunteer, you are offered several options within the warehouse. I worked on the cleaning of food, especially cans and ensuring the expiration dates were good and then sending food down the conveyor belt. It sounds easy, but it’s hard work. You have to pay attention to ensure you are not sending food to families that are contaminated or not good. The staff has enough information to help you through the process.

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If you are interested in volunteering can choose from working in the warehouse, the kitchen, the mobile food pantry, become a volunteer ambassador, administrative and nutrition education and the new garden. There are many opportunities to find a way to give back all while helping millions of families in the Central Texas area.

 

I enjoyed my time working in the warehouse. It was a good experience and I thank the Central Texas Food Bank staff for having me. I will volunteer again. For more information, visit the Central Texas Food Bank at https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/

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Video courtesy of Central Texas Food Bank

Posted by Damita Miller-Shanklin