Alternative Winter Break 2016 Post Blast from the Past – AWB 2013

By Sharon Schoenfeld

Daniel (bottom) on AWB LA 2013

Today, I visited and volunteered at Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Walking up to the facility, the exterior looked like a big box store, and inside, it essentially was. Th ere was so much food and all of it was going to those in need. People use the term, “packed to the ceiling,” to exaggerate. When I use it, it was actually to the ceiling in food.

My group was in a room and our job was to go through the donated food and find the spoiled food. It was shocking to see how much was thrown away but it was humbling to know that each donation was given in good faith. All in all, some walked away with a sense of accomplishment, I personally walked away with a question – how can I prevent food from spoiling? Today was a great day and I’m looking forward to a new project tomorrow.

~ Daniel Gerstein was in 11th grade when he wrote this. He is currently serving in the Israeli Army with Garin Tzabar

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