During a recent visit to our local bank, one of the bank associates pulled me aside eager to tell me about her son’s participation at our recent packing event last October, 2016. Andrea Porubsky emotionally shared her experience with me emphasizing how much her then 9-year-old son, Nicholas, did not want to spend his free evening going to the packing event.
“It was our night to hang out. We were going to go pack food for kids. He was like, “Really? That is our fun time! I thought we were gonna go to Culvers or a movie.” I said, “Nope, better yet! Packing food for kids --kids that don't get to go to movies or Culvers.” He said, “Fine.” We went, and he had a blast! We tasted the sample on the way out, and he asked me if he could go back for more! We were driving home and he said it was awesome and wants to do it again. He felt sad about the movie that played first, but he said it was awesome filling the bags and then packaging them up. He did ask if he could be one of the red hat helpers and move the big boxes around. It was just such an Amazing night that he and I shared, and he's still talking about it, so I know it meant a lot for him to help.”
We love hearing these stories!
And, it is no coincidence that part of Feed My Starving Children’s commitment to excellence states, “We will package our food through the use of volunteers to feed their spirit.” That is exactly what is happening in Sauk Prairie. We truly have witnessed the feeding and energizing the spirits of our local volunteers and all who participate in our annual food packing event.
Do you have an experience to share? We would love to hear it. Email your SPAH story to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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