I really enjoy my Wednesday nights in addition to some Thursday and Friday mornings that I have been at the Barn for food distribution. Though I cannot relate from personal experience to many persons receiving food, they are an incredible inspiration to me. I have realized especially recently the ways in which stories and faces of humility have touched me. We at the Barn are incredibly blessed that we have food to give to those in need here in Caroline County and the surrounding area.
During food distribution, I interview clients one at a time. We need to update each person’s file every time they come in to receive food. Each client/family can receive food once per month. We make small talk, check that nothing has changed since the previous month or visit, and record with signatures that the person receives food. There are volunteers that put together a box and cart of food according to family size while the rest of us talk with clients. For each there are dry and canned goods, as well as some assortment of frozen meat, breads and sweets, and we still have some fresh produce to give. The thrift shop and garage with items to purchase with voucher or cash are open during these times.
I hope that these descriptions are slowly giving you a better idea of my days here. Feel free to write to me with any further questions or requests!