Pack. Laugh. Serve.
Good evening all,
I hope everyone had a great week. BWTR sure did. As usual, we had a fabulous weekend serving our community. Let's recap a little and chat about our Saturday.
Saturday morning, we met at St. Mary food bank. Let me tell you, we had a lot of fun! So many people from several groups showed up to help and contribute to their cause. It's amazing how people come together on their off days to help serve others. Working together, packing, unpacking, taping, breaking down boxes, we were unstoppable!!
Question! Did you all know St. Mary's Food Bank was the first food bank to be ever established? Did you know it was established here, in Arizona? Yes, our state hosted the world's first food bank! In 1967, St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance was founded by a fellow named John Van Hengel. Even though things were put into motion, it wasn't until the 1980's that Food Banks really took off throughout the United States. Food banks not only flourished in the US, but in many other countries within Europe, Asia, South American and Africa. Many often using Mr. Hengel as a consultant.
What an insightful man! Can you believe such a revolutionary concept began in our humble state? Very inspiring folks! Truly, there is no limit to what we can do!!