MOM had an extra busy day in its sorting area on Friday. An extra twenty volunteers filled the pantry during a normally quiet afternoon, unloading and sorting pallets upon pallets of boxes of food, thanks to two extra truck fulls of food, given to MOM by Second Harvest Food Bank.
As we picked the cherries, we noticed a robin's nest with 3 eggs in the cherry tree! We shared with our feathered friend family, being sure not to disturb the robin eggs as we picked and leaving a few cherries behind. Respect for nature; respect for one another.
"By some counts, children are the majority of the city's homeless, yet they aren't its typical face. They tend not to live on the streets in public view, although that does happen. Rather, a majority of their families are doubled up with relatives or friends, often in substandard conditions. Or they stay in shelters or motels." - The Capital Times (July 7, 2016)
"As a kid, there was a stretch where I remember watching cartoons on Saturday mornings hungry in our trailer in Charleston, Illinois. Now I #volunteer on Saturday mornings so local kids can have breakfast before their cartoons. #giveback #keeppurposeconstant " - MOM Volunteer
I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to youth about service, and some of the comments that they made are below. What a great caring community we live in.
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