For service day my advisory and another travelled to Staten Island to volunteer at a soup kitchen. We mainly worked in the pantry where we restocked shelves so that people could continuously choose foods they wanted to bring back to their residence. I am well aware of how many people are impoverished and can barely take care of themselves and their family. However I found that many people weren’t homeless but rather they’re job couldn’t support their means to live. Where I volunteered opened me up to such reflection and understanding. Volunteering at the pantry furthered strengthen my endeavor to give back to the community and people that supported me. I saw so many that put in an effort to make a difference in the pantry, and that compassion truly touched me. I’m glad of the experience I had on Service Day.