By now, I hope you know that we have found ourselves a new volunteer organization, Fight2Feed. Volunteering is something that has been ingrained in us since we were young. The problem we had was finding a new organization after moving across the country. You make great connections as a volunteer.
This is just one of the upsides of volunteering your time. No where else will you meet such a diverse group of people with one great quality in common, they want to give to their community. These people got up early and cooked so that hundreds of people could have a home cooked meal on Thanksgiving.
Does it matter if you aren’t the world’s greatest cook? No! We will teach you what you need to know. The beautiful part of Fight2Feed is that the organization is connected to chefs all over Chicago and the country through Culinary Fight Club. So whether you are a world class chef or you’ve never cooked a turkey, you can volunteer with us.
The best part about yesterday’s mission was the overwhelming turnout. We had so many volunteers that we almost couldn’t assign tasks for them fast enough. I almost couldn’t believe how popular washing dishes was until I realized that I was being selfish and keeping all those pots and pans to myself. Those poor volunteers wanted to get their hands wet and to be useful.
Yesterday’s mission was unexpectedly great. There were so many volunteers that we actually were all able to do what we do best. All the tasks were assigned so we made record time in getting out our first meals. I believe we were done cooking our meals by 11AM. We had an abundance of smoked turkeys and dressing. 80 pounds of yams which needed mashing and luckily a hero appeared giving us all the butter we could ever want! That mash could only be delicious with all the butter at our disposal.
Now all that is left is to thank all the volunteers and sponsors again for donating their time, supplies and skills. They truly made the day so much better. There is no greater feeling than knowing that you have everything covered. All the food is being prepped, cooked, and served with dishes being cleaned up afterwards. Truly we are thankful for the Thanksgiving mission being so smooth just like that sweet potato mash. If you want to volunteer, then learn more here; our next mission will be Christmas Eve.