June 11 – Summer is here – the perfect time to volunteer

We have been waiting for these long summer days during this past cold and wet winter. The slower pace of summer gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our community, meeting new folks and helping others along the way.

This time of the year is my favorite time to volunteer. As the college students are off on summer break, I find there more than enough hours to fill meeting and working alongside new friends while ensuring folks who need a meal enjoy a nutritious one at the main or Express location.

What stands out for me over the summer months, is CK’s Summer Food Service Program. This program operates while school is closed for the summer and serves children in Country View, Walnut Woods, Henderson Court, Crestmont, The Reserve at Chandler’s Glen, Southcrest Manor, Orchard Glen, Canterbury House, Cedar Chase and Trail View. Kids come together and enjoy a free, nutritious sack lunch. Having volunteered for this program, I am forever changed by the kindness of the children, the concern for the parents and the dedication of the staff.

Come and join us in the kitchen or on the road this summer, connecting with families, filling little tummies and making new friendships!

Alison May, Board member

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