UCF’s United Way Campaign Team volunteers at Second Harvest!
Volunteers invested a morning at the Second Harvest Food Bank to get a hands-on experience at one of the agencies we are supporting in our community through this campaign.
Did you know that one in six people in Central Florida struggle with hunger? Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food through more than 600 community partners. These programs fulfill 71,600 requests for food in a typical week.
Blog post by Tom Hope:
This past Friday morning I found myself at the end of a conveyor belt as recently shrink-wrapped meals came at me with ever great frequency. My job was to keep the assembly line moving, organizing the meals on larger trays that would then be packed away in large metal rolling carts for transport. Further up the line, my fellow UCF faculty and staff members were carefully scooping out just the right amount of sweet potatoes, green beans and turkey into Styrofoam containers.
Despite a few harried moments where the conveyor belt seemed to outpace my reaction time like something right out of “I Love Lucy”’s famous Candy Factory episode, we were able to put together …
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