Updates from Maggie in Washington DC

By Maggie ’14

It’s been an interesting few days so far in Washington DC. We’ve worked at So Others Might Eat (SOME)–a food kitchen for the less fortunate and DC Central Kitchen (DCCK)–a food service organization serving clientele that usually would be unable to afford those services.

These experiences, especially at SOME, really opened my eyes to what life can be like for people less fortunate than me.

We also spent the day today at the William Penn House, a Quaker service-camp organization, and some of us helped them set up a seed facility to grow garden food for the needy, while others of us went out “in the field” to help build and install a railing for a disabled woman so she can access her basement.

We’re scheduled to continue service at DCCK next week and I’m looking forward to it. The experience thus far has been very rewarding, and I think it’s fair to say we’ve learned many lessons in our short time here.

 

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