Volunteering at a Soup Kitchen

Topics: The Little Things, Coco, So Many Things Pages: 2 (643 words) Published: December 3, 2012
Soup Kitchen
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have to rely on other people to feed you? For you to not get a meal because no one was kind enough to share their time. I have never thought of it either until I walked into a soup kitchen and seen all of these people who depended on others to feed them and their families because they could no longer do so. We don’t think about these things because it does not happen to us. Now, I think about it all the time. I have motivation to do whatever I can to not be that way but sometimes you just cannot help what happens. I volunteered at a soup kitchen near me with my mom. I spent my day off feeding the homeless and runaways. I did not realize there were so many people who did not have the money to feed themselves. I walked in and seen people with clothing so old there was no color if there was any left on them. They were ragged and musty looking. I tried hiding the look of shock off of my face. I don’t think I did a very good job. They walked us back to the actual kitchen where they made the food. Even though it is called a soup kitchen they don’t just serve soup. They actually make other things. Because we went so close to thanksgiving they were serving ham, stuffing, potatoes, and things like that. They showed us how they plate it. More or less they stick each thing in its own container and stick it on a table. Then we serve them. They tell us what they want and we plate their food. We also serve them drinks. After everyone has been served once they allow anyone to come up for seconds. I helped serve the drinks to all of the people. I talked to a lot of the people and it is crazy how they end up in these situations. Some of them just lost their jobs and could not find work anywhere. They just end up losing everything and do not have a way to support their selves anymore. You cannot help but feel sorry for these people. And then you think to yourself this could happen to me. I could end up just like this...
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