Community Kitchen of Monroe County does something truly unique in the nonprofit world. By bringing our community together in order to provide the joy of a full belly – especially when food security is so uncertain for many folks these days – CK inspires a lifetime of dedication to better the world, one meal at a time. The following is written by a young volunteer who believes all people benefit when one has a full belly.
“When I volunteer, I feel nice on the inside. Hopefully, I just made someone’s day by serving them. I volunteer at C.K. because I don’t think that people of any age should have an empty stomach and not have the comfort of someone to talk to. Helping other people reminds me that there is still light in the world.
Community Kitchen is important because you need food to survive; if you don’t have food, you starve; if you starve, you die. That’s how it is, so we need share what we have and feed the poor and the homeless because they are the real ones that need our help because food cost money and they don’t have a lot of money.
At Community Kitchen, I help with the set-up of the service line, work the service line (it’s the best place to get to know all the people!) and clean-up after service is over. My favorite part of volunteering is seeing the joy on someone’s face when they see what’s for dinner!
By helping others with providing a safe and regular environment where they can get a hot and nutritious meal, sit down and enjoy the moment, Community Kitchen is making the world a better place.”
May we all strive to make the world a better place, one meal at a time.