Second Harvest Food Bank - May 3, 2014

 
Food Sorting at Second Harvest Food Bank. We had a group of club members and volunteer friends help out at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos. We helped sort out canned and packaged food items. We had a great turnout Saturday morning for this important community service event. Mike Wong organized Derrick, Dan, Jim, Liana, myself (Jerry Grainger), along with Helen Park and Dr. Carliza Marcos and her son, Ricky, who volunteered to do a couple of hours of sorting and handling food for the Second Harvest Food Bank, in San Carlos.

The place is a huge warehouse.
They feed over a quarter million people per month.
Less than 5% of these 253,000 people are homeless.
More than 50% of them are low income,
but a great many of them do not qualify for food stamps.
Mostly they are the working poor.

More than 50 volunteers showed up to move and sort donated food for processing and distribution to the recipients.
Additionally, there is a volunteer staff of another dozen or so, to help, guide and direct the participants.

This is real work, and a real and necessary contribution to assisting the less fortunate in our community.
This is the kind of Service Above Self that we, as Rotarians, can take pride in helping to perform.‚Äč