We had our fall 2nd Harvest food drop this past weekend. What a beautiful day to bless some needy people. This was our 5th drop that we've participated in and it is an awesome mission. The amount of people that volunteered was a blessing. The amount of food that was delivered...staggering. I had never seen that much food at a drop before. None of us had. It was awesome.
It was a FULL semi!
They started the line early...that is heartbreaking...and yet they received so many blessings that day.
Our youth worked hand in hand with the high schools Interact club. We had 50# bags of carrots that had to be rebagged into smaller portions.
Food box table. Sliding the boxes down the line for deliver to the vehicles at the end.
Carrots and cabbages galore!
Everything on this side was "extra". It was not on the shipping manifest. This would be stuff donated from grocery stores and bakeries. The amount was staggering. We had a pallet of grapes. Beautiful, tasty grapes. A pallet of roma tomatoes. A pallet of mangos. It was such a blessing to give everyone so much food. The boys that were loading would do something special also. When a car had a small child, they would pull something special to give to just them. Whether it be a princess cake or cupcakes, they would find something just for that child. It just warmed my heart at their thoughtfulness.
Fall and football go hand in hand. I was asked to come take a few pictures of a friends boy as he played. Since I had not been to a youth game, I thought why not. Boy did I get some good action shots. Something she'll treasure forever, I'm sure.
I hope it's something they all remember...especially after hearing one state just banned hand shaking after all sports because too many fights were breaking out. That breaks my heart.
Worn out after running for a touchdown!
His brother is one of the coaches.
I really like how this turned out. I know she does too.
We've got a new youth group starting up at church and everyone's excited about it. They planned a short hike on Sunday and we decided to tag along. We've hiked this spot before, but haven't been back in a few years...it was fun to see it from the kids perspective...and realize most have them have never done anything like this before.