For service day 2017, my advisory with a few other advisories went to the Shop and Stock food bank in West Harlem. This was one of the best and most rewarding service days I took part in because I could see exactly how my service was helping people in the community. We helped unpack boxes and stock shelves for people, especially senior citizens to get food. I think food banks like this are really good for communities because unlike many other charity programs, they offer a choice to people coming for food. The Shop and Stock food bank creates a miniature “supermarket” for people coming in. There is variety in food and fresh produce, instead of just pre-prepared packages that I’ve seen at many other food banks. Throughout the time we spent there we could all see the way people from the community came to the food bank. We saw how wonderful programs like Shop and Stock really affect people in communities.