During this past Friday, I took my second shift at DC Central Kitchen. Similar to my first shift, I spent the majority of my time chopping vegetables, however, I also helped make the mix for cornbread and contributed with whatever other tasks were asked of me. I really enjoyed my shift overall and was able to talk to meet and connect with a lot of people from different backgrounds. I can't wait for my next shift.
My first shift volunteering at DCCK was very eye-opening. It began when I got out of the uber and took about five minutes looking for the entrance when a group of people standing outside the building help directed me. Then we all sat down in a small room and watched a motivating video that described the importance of the work that we were about to do today. After the video, we were divided into small groups and given a task in the kitchen. For me, I was chopping vegetables that were to be used for soup. What I really enjoyed about the experience was not only the great feeling of knowing I was truly helping people's lives but also the several new individuals that I met and talked with during the shift, and I can't wait to go back.