I had a really good experience and felt that DC Central Kitchen was very organized. The other volunteers also had a nice time, and it was good to feel that we were giving back and helping others.
I attended DC Central Kitchen on Friday, January 17th 2020. When I first arrived at DCCK, the atmosphere was chaotic and full of high school students getting ready to leave from their morning shift. After watching a video that motivated the afternoon volunteers, my group was selected to cut potatoes that would turn into french fries. I was completely nervous at first because I have never used a butcher knife. This was my first "real" cooking experience other than microwave food. However, after getting into the routine of cutting potatoes, time flew by and after personally cutting 30-40 potatoes and still having 10 fingers, my group finished and we spent the remaining 30 minuets cleaning the kitchen. Overall, the experience was rewarding knowing that the potatoes I cut would be served for dinner for those who would show up to DC Central Kitchen. I cannot wait to go serve next week!
I attended the concurrent reflection session where I participated in a meaningful discussion with students from my class and another class. Professor Scully asked us deep questions like "Why should we help one another?" It was a great way to apply my service learning at DCCK to a broader idea of why we do what we do and the impact we are making.