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Food Bank Tuesday

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This is a two part journal today.
A) It's food bank day. As the delivery guys are bringing in the food, our minds are hard at work trying to figure out what we will make the volunteers for lunch. When asked what's on the menu for today we always label it ___________ala surprise. Sometimes we hit a home run other times....well lets say "we should have ordered pizza".

It can be very challenging for someone receiving the food boxes to eat nutritionally and not all sugary/ carb items.
We are dependent on what the government is offering for sale that week & local merchants to supply left over items.
I run the food bank on Thursday at our location. I try to make sure that the boxes have 2 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of fruit, one cereal, one dinner item (noodles & sauce or mac & cheese )and one frozen meat item. Then we pack in the extra "selvage' items to fill it. I order apple/ orange juice when it is available and as the cash flow dictates.

The local bread place gives us enough bread to fill the back of the truck thank-goodness! So people usually walk away with all the bread items they can carry (which is a carb loaded diet) and the local supermarkets give us a truck load too. That's where we get our fresh vegetables and dairy items. It is a blessing to not have to worry about food and have it readily available to decide what we will eat for the day/meal. It is a blessing to be able to go to the supermarket, get a buggy and toss in the organic, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. The next time you do this, be thank full you can.

Now on to my second part:
How long after sparking does it take for the energy level to increase? I have been on it for one week and I feel like I could go out and run (even though I can't r/t knees) but you get the idea!
Going to look for swimming classes at the nearby community center later today.
Have a blessed day!!
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  • TERRIH8118
    emoticon Great for you volunteering at the food bank. Such an important thing to do. When my kids were young there was plenty of times I had to use it so I know how important that is.

    I also started getting a lot more energy when I started sparking, Eating healthy and exercising even just for a few minutes helps a lot. Now I've noticed on days when I don't eat so great and I don't exercise I don't feel that great. Whoever would have thought that. emoticon
    1826 days ago
    That is wonderful that you volunteer at the food bank. Yes, I am very thankful that I can go to grocery store buy fresh fruits and veggies and not rely on canned stuff. I know not everyone can.
    My energy level went up pretty fast after I started sparking. Not only eating healthier but exercising and that increased my energy level pretty quick. I feel so much better than I did before!
    Congrats on feeling better.....I am with you on the running though! LOL
    1826 days ago
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