I took part in two 3 hour teams at the Hunger Task Force. It is amazing what people can do when they come together. The first team I worked with completed 840 boxes and the second team I worked with created 800 boxes. All these boxes will be available for the low income elderly in my community.
Hunger Task Force again today. Making more boxes of nutritious foods for the elderly in our community. The first day we made 15 pallets of boxes in 3 hours. That is 600 boxes total. Today we made 16 pallets which is 640 boxes. That is 1240 elderly citizens that will have a little bit more to eat this month. It includes 4 cans of lite fruit, 4 cans of low sodium vegetables, 2 boxes of unsweetened cereal, 2 bottles of juice, 2 boxes of noodles, and a can of chili.
Going into this I didn't realize how many elderly citizens in my community do not have enough money for food or know how to get to the resources to get the food they need. We were putting together boxes of food that are given free to anyone over 60 years old and with a monthly income of $1249 or less. The people at the food bank also help to get them information on how to apply for government assistance.