Akhil’s Service Reflection on Service Day

A few weeks ago, I went with my advisory to St. John’s Church in Brooklyn to work in the church’s soup kitchen. The first hour or two was spent lifting heavy boxes of various foods for storage for later use. Then, I went to work in the kitchen, cleaning dishes and trays after those who ate had finished. I haven’t had much experience working in soup kitchens before; I did spend a few hours working in St. James’ Church in Manhattan early in the year, but besides that experience working in the soup kitchen was a new service opportunity. The experience that I had, and I am sure my advisory had as well, was very fulfilling. The fact that we helped underprivileged members of society and gave back to the greater community of New York, within which we live, was very satisfying.

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