Fresh Food for Families
September 24, 2008 § Leave a comment
Kim Willis – Fresh Food for Families provides low-income families with fresh produce – free of charge, and I had the privilege of spending my morning at the Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center during their distribution time.
The staff at the center are wonderful and generous. Folks start lining up at 8 a.m. to wait for the fresh produce to arrive. Some wait for a couple hours before the line opens. The staff arrange the tables and work with the volunteers in order to be prepared for distribution. Tables are pulled out and placed in a line and the volunteers wait patiently for the food.
The truck arrives and out comes fresh produce…mounds and mounds. (The produce delivered depends on what’s donated.) The volunteers quickly organize and arrange the fruit, veggies and bread so each person can receive their portion. When the line opens, each person and/or family walks through and is given their food. The staff, volunteers and community greet each other with smiles and warm wishes.
I am amazed by the generosity of our community and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have met my new friends at the Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center. Thank you!
The food is distributed once a month to various locations in Central Texas . For more information regarding this program click here.