Today was our first day volunteering at Food and Friends. We were all a little anxious and ready to begin our work at Food and Friends. When we arrived Jane, the volunteer coordinator, greeted us. We received our official Food and Friends Orientation and even got to meet students from other schools like Ithaca College and Boston University. For our first day of volunteering we were responsible for expediting the meals that would be delivered on tomorrow’s run. We had to learn how to read the packing labels, which contained vital information about the client. In addition before we began we were introduced to the various diets that Food and Friends catered; from low fat to diabetic it was all there. We worked for about three hours and bagged over 500 meals! After we were done we were treated to Oreo cheesecake, made by the head chef; this was delicious cheesecake and a great way to end our shift.
After our time at Food and friends we ate our lunches and headed out to the monuments. We saw the Washington monument and took a lot of great pictures. The fun wasn’t over yet, we made our way the Lincoln memorial. After paying a visit to Lincoln we headed to the Korean War memorial.
Our final destination for the day was Georgetown, where we had a cupcake from the famous Georgetown Cupcakes. After our busy day of site seeing we sat down to a delicious dinner at Paradiso Pizza, a Georgetown favorite. Finally we got our own personal tour of Georgetown University from one of Brittany’s friends who attend the university. It was so interesting to see how different the university was from USF. I know that I am worn out from our adventures today and I am quite excited to see what else the trip has to offer.