On Sunday, November 10th, joined by around 55 volunteers, we packed 33,336 packages of rice = 200,016 meals in less than 4 hours!
You got the job done!
Students came from WCI, Acalanes, the Meher Schools, Saratoga Elementary, Redwood Middle School, St. Andrews, Bentley and Country Club in San Ramon.
These girls were like the Energizer bunny!A couple of 7th and 8th graders decided to haul boxes of rice that weighed as much as they probably did…to the tables, as a ‘break’ from their mallets. I wanted to hand out Ribbons at the end of the day!
Energetic Volunteers arrived in all sizes and equally pitched in to pack buckets of rice
The total meals we will deliver in the next 45 days = 300,000 bringing year total to
over 600,000 meals that you helped pack!
|A first time volunteer from Berkeley gets second pallet of rice ready for shipping|
I think our old-time volunteers were just as surprised and thrilled as we were to watch our new crop of volunteers put their hearts and souls into the work. A good time was had by all.