Baton Rouge – Day 1

On Monday, our first day after arriving in Louisiana, we were sent to work with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Marc, who was a general manager of the operation, told us how the flood waters had impacted their business by washing away or damaging a majority of the donated goods. Here we were put to work sorting, weighing, and packaging a large amount of items that had been donated. It was great to see how excited members of our group were to help out. While sorting and packaging boxes can seem like such a small task, those boxes will be sent out to families and people who lost their homes and belongings and are struggling to rebuild their life. Knowing that those boxes can relieve even the smallest amount of pressure and bring a smile to some of their faces makes our volunteer work there more than worth it.

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