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Picture of the Day
May 20, 2022
sarah's mom jennie signed us up through her church for a volunteer shift at a columbus food bank run by LSS. i was impressed by how organized it was. perishable items--meat, eggs, dairy, produce--were given away to any and all, while "shelf-stable" goods required pre-order, allocated on a points system. my job was to assemble orders from pick-list printouts, a kind of scavenger hunt that appealed to my inner gamer. set up in the parking lot of a suburban community center, distribution was on a drive-thru basis. some of the cars were barely running beaters, illustrating obvious need, while others looked shiny and new, reminder that outward appearances don't tell the whole story.