Monday, January 20, 2014

Casady, Heritage Hall, Mercy School served together at Food Bank on MLK Day 2014



9,965 MEALS=11,960 POUNDS

Program for MLK Day 2014 @ the Food Bank

Participants:  Total: 98

- Casady School, Casady YAC, YLOKCasady: 67 UD, MD, LD, Parents, faculty, and administration.  Girls VB

- Heritage Hall High School: 3 students

- Mercy School Institute, YLOKC Mercy: 26  Youth Group, YG Director and Imad

Interfaith Alliance, YLOKC Mentor: 1

YMCA, YLOKC Mentor: 1

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Welcome (Morning and Afternoon)
-Facilitator: YAC Junior Chair Jessica G.

Morning and Afternoon Schedule    
-Facilitator: YAC Senior Chair Katie H. 
9:00-11: 00/ 1:00-3:00 Volunteer Shift  Group picture before we start shift, please!
11-12/3:00-4:00: Tour/ Hunger Simulation by Denice, Volunteer Coordinator
12:00-1:00  Pizza Lunch, courtesy of Dr. Brad Philipson, Dialog with history: Questions for Ayanna

Invitation to Introspection: Contest, Expectations, Reflections, Logistics, History of Day
- Facilitator: YAC Sponsor: Mrs. Carmen C.
* National Contest: MLK Day Scholastic: Poster Contest.
- Topic: What are you doing for others? 

Help hungry people in Oklahoma City. Change one person's life today.  Support others.  To give back.  To make a difference. To try something new. To learn from experiences experienced here.  To aid a greater cause.  To have fun and work hard. Give someone hope..  To serve my community by helping those who are less fortunate than myself.  Work with Food.  Pack Bags.  Help children, Enjoy.  Team fun. To be filled with happiness from seeing us serve as a community the way Jesus served us. 500 bags!  I would like to play a part in fighting hunger.  To grow.  Learn never to take things for granted.  Learn to love.

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Morning Shift: 9:00-11:00


Hunger Simulation

Tours of the Food Bank
Morning Tour

Afternoon Tour



Service doesn't need to be a chore!!  It felt awesome to know that the work we did will help feed children.  This experience has changed my entire life.  This experience has done more to me than the children.  Knowing it only takes one motion just to put a box/bag of food can do so much for the kids/family.  This experience was eye opening.  It was a lot of fun.  Efficiency is fun.  That was fun.  Work is more fun when it's done quickly.  Speed and efficiency can finish every bag.  Buckle UP!  When you help the community, it is more fun with people you know (friends).  What a powerful way to think about and connect youth to hunger.  Teens filling food backpacks for other young people...perfect service project.  We worked together and finished early!  I had fun!  Busy.  Accomplishment. Satisfaction. Productive.  A great time for a great thing.  It was fun and we got a lot done.  It felt good to come out and help and know that I am feeding people who can't. Awesome today!  So great to give time, help people who needed and share with my kids. LOVED IT!  My wish is that OKC didn't know hunger.  Surprisingly, it was fun, even to clean-up. I wanna come again! It was a lot of fun! 4,005 bags.  Should have set a bigger goal =)  500 was too small.  It was great watching all the students, teachers, parents, and administrators from various schools come together for good for all.  My heart is full knowing that others will be blessed by the services provided today.  More than 4,000 lbs. of food, way pass my personal goal.  Apparently milk can last a year! Working together you can make a difference.  Team bonding!, Teamwork!  We fed a lot of people! Tuttle Tigers Stop Hunger.  Hunger cannot stop us.  The hungry may be many, but with hope, we can stop the fight.

Food for Kids Back Pack Program:  209 Cases Case Weight: 23 pounds = 4,807/1.2 pounds=4,005 meals
 Food for Kids Back Pack Program:   311 Cases Case Weight: 23 pounds =7153 /1.2 pounds= 5,960 meals


9,965 meals!!!  Amazing job!  You are a joy to work with.  Lisa, our volunteer coordinator!
Thank you Food Bank , Lisa and Denice  for the opportunity to help the mission of fighting hunger and feeding hope, an informative tour, and an eye-opening hunger simulation.  cc'74