Get Your Give On!

30/05/2012 at 10:07 Leave a comment


Ahh the sweet smell of volunteering. Add a dose of kitchen and nirvana may have been achieved.

Those of you who know me, know I love me a good kitchen! Well DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) offered me (and several dozen volunteers) the space to “be” in a real kitchen chop chop choppin’ along. It was great holding a chef’s knife cutting up veg for tossed salads. We were a great group of DC natives, YSOP students from Sioux Falls and regular volunteers at DCCK.

Let me tell you the salads we prepared would be welcome in my home anytime – and looked very similar – variety of lettuces, red and yellow chard (organic BTW), little red sweet peppers, black and green olives, carrots and cheese.  We prepared about 35+ pans of tossed salad that will be distributed to shelters throughout DC.  I am not sure what was cookin’ on the hot line, but found myself glad to be randomly assigned to Steve and his salad station. He kept us supplied with salad fixins’, knives and cutting boards.

And then there are the people I volunteered with. All great peeps – philosophy major from American U taking the summer to reassess, Defense Dept worker taking a morning off from organized crime research, high school sophomore basketball and volleyball star from Sioux Falls on her first trip to DC and a recent vegetarian turned vegan who is as committed to DCCK as he is to veganism.

A great time giving back and looking forward to more. If you are in DC metro or even visiting and interested in volunteering, DCCK makes it pretty easy with an online registration tool – check it out for yourself, a friend or your own nonprofit volunteer manager.

Where do you volunteer and feel good?

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