Approximately 30 RSVP Volunteers participated in the 2010 MLK Day of Service project at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. The volunteers worked in the Food Bank's Product Recovery Room where pallets of donated foodstuff are separated, inspected, sorted, boxed and weighed for distribution to neighborhood food pantries, meal sites and a wide range of human and social service agencies throughout Central Texas. During a half-day's work, these volunteers helped process 9,614 pounds of food, which will translate into 7,691 meals to nourish hungry people. Well done!
What talents do YOU have that are just waiting to be expressed through volunteer work?
Volunteers inspect and sort frozen food items to be distributed throughout Central Texas.
Margie sends boxes on their way to needy Central Texas neighbors
Maria prepares frozen meals for distribution to the Food Bank's partner agencies.
Volunteering is a great way to connect with friends and neighbors!
This shows a small part of the CAFB warehouse. The volume of food that goes through here is amazing.
Lee prepares labels for the boxes of food to be distributed throughout Central Texas.
Volunteers inspecting and sorting donated frozen foods.
A few of the RSVP volunteers taking a mid-morning break.
Margarine prepares each box to be weighed before it gets sent out to a CAFB partner agency.
Bill prepares of food items to be distributed to CAFB's partner agencies.
Larry weighs each box before sending it out to feed the hungry.
With a final inspection, Bill sends the box of food items on it's way.