Monday, December 23, 2013

food drive.

The first Saturday of my Christmas break always happens to be the Greater Kalamazoo Holiday Food Drive. It's hard to wake up early on my first day off on vacation, but it's always worth it once I get there :)

The food drive is something I have done with my mom three or four times now, while her and her friend Deb have been participating on and off since the food drive started--20 years ago. This year, our group was the three of us and Deb's father, Lyle. He is a sweet eighty-something man who enjoyed volunteering too!

Within about two and a half hours, we boxed and shipped out boxes of food for 1500 families in the Kalamazoo area. It really is an amazing thing to see and be a part of. Here is a quote from Mayor Hopewell via Mlive.

"This is outstanding," Hopewell said, gesturing to the number of volunteers packing the fairgrounds building. "It is a great, great representation of our region -- just look at how many folks are full of love and willing to help others."

Thanks Mom, Deb and Lyle for helping out this year :)

Be the change. Make the difference. 

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