On Day of Service, I helped repack food and supplies at Food Bank for New York City. My group was specifically in charge of isolating fruits, protein, and cereal products. Before packing, however, we were shown a video identifying New York City’s lack of food security for all people and how this food bank directly changed that by providing free healthy meals for people in need.
During the incredibly stressful week of tech for the musical, “Into the Woods,” it was incredibly helpful to step back for a day and recognize how privileged I am to have access to a hot healthy meal everyday and then do something to directly start changing the inequalities in our city community. Although theater can and has had a profound social change, it was invigorating to take on a different job that guarantees immediate positive change.