Patrick Litke’s Experience with New York Common Pantry

Today, December 9, I volunteered at the New York Common Pantry.┬áThis was my first big volunteering experience, so it left a sizable impression on me. The pantry part of the organization has produce put in one-pound bags for distribution to those in need. However, due to the large amounts of produce donated to them, they need help to bag it all. This is where the volunteers came in. We unpacked the produce, and then bagged it. Without help, this job likely would have taken six or more hours, but because we volunteered, it only took two. I felt good knowing that I had helped feed several numerous families who couldn’t afford to feed themselves.