Food For All DC (FFA) keeps breaking its own records. This past week we served almost 700 people through food deliveries – FIVE TIMES our ‘pre-Covid’ volume.
All this service is achieved, each week – every week, with the hard work of around eighty volunteers. Let’s hear from Danny, a clinical psychologist and radio show host, who shares his experience volunteering with FFA below:
At the beginning of the pandemic, I saw an elderly person eating a chicken dinner in front of the grocery store where he purchased it. I was saddened that he had to risk catching the virus to come out to get his own food. That unfortunate scene motivated me to look for a volunteer opportunity to take food to vulnerable people.
Thankfully, I found Food For All DC! My first day of volunteering was unsettling as Washington DC was so quiet, and I was no longer in the safety of my own home. However, I soon got used to delivering food. In fact, whenever I volunteer, it improves the quality of the day.
My son feels the same. He accompanies me each week and commented that delivering food “is one of the more rewarding experiences of the crazy pandemic.”
The food recipients are thankful and upbeat. When they come to the outside door of their buildings to pick up the food, we share a brief moment of human connection from a safe distance.
It is easy to volunteer at Food For All. The operation is orderly and efficient, so my time is well utilized. I always look forward to volunteering at Food For All DC.
image: Danny Griffin, who hosts the show “Walking on the Moon” on Takoma Radio
Listen to Danny’s show on Wednesday nights 8pm!