On December 6, the fourth grade went to the Oregon Food Bank for a community service project. OFB’s mission is to eliminate hunger in Oregon, and we were there to help them fight hunger in our state.
We started with a briefing from our leader, Matt, who had us start our experience by sanitizing and gearing up with hairnets, aprons, and gloves. After that, we began bagging apples from bulk bins into 7 pound bags. The apples we bagged would eventually be included in food boxes that would go out to people from around the state who qualify for food assistance.
An hour and a half later, we cleaned up and took a tour of the warehouse, learning many important facts about the OFB and the people they serve. The highlight, as always, was getting to go inside the giant walk-in freezer.
We had a valuable experience at the OFB and were happy to help in their fight against hunger. We want to send a huge thanks to all the parent helpers and to the always patient, kind, intelligent workers at the Oregon Food Bank.