For Service Day in May, I traveled with a group of other juniors to the Bronx, where we packaged food to be sent out to food pantries across the city. After watching an educational video on the organization, we went into the warehouse and split into groups, with a couple students constructing boxes, others loading ham, beef, and turkey into the boxes, and the rest packing them up and arranging the boxes of meat on a tray to be delivered out. After three hours work we packaged more than 12,000 pounds of meat.
I really enjoyed the experience since I felt like I was directly contributing to the community. Though it was tiring to stand and work for three hours straight, I was impressed with the amount of meat we were able to package and send out. I felt like it was incredibly important work and would love to do it again the next year.