Volunteering Starts Early

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The Kindergarten classes at Redeemer by the Sea recently held a volunteer food and fund drive at their school in Carlsbad, CA.  Under the guidance of their Director, Cindy Brown, the students collected money, backpacks and child friendly non-perishable food.  On Novemer 14th all 40 students traveled down to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego warehouse to present a total donation of $650, 50 backpacks and aproximately 1,000 pounds of food!

During their visit Food Bank staff took all 40 children and their chaperones on a tour of the warehouse.   Despite their young age these bright kids were full of great questions about how the Food Bank feeds people, where we get food from and how our equipment works.  Some children are shocked at the number of families and children at risk of hunger and others express gratefulness for what they have and understand the need to share. At the conclusion of their tour one young boy even offered up the change from his pocket so we could “get more food.”

All the children agreed that they had fun collecting food and they would come back to volunteer in the warehouse with their mom or dad as soon as they were six years old. As demonstrated by some of our youngest supporters, volunteering starts early and makes you feel great no matter how old you are.

If you are interested in donating your time and helping feed people in need, please click here.