I cannot express in words exactly how much I didn’t want to get up this morning.
I think I got some kind of food poisoning last night, I was up all night with an upset stomache (and other assorted delights which I will spare you from hearing about) and the last thing I honestly wanted to do was drag my sorry ass into the food bank.
I feel way to guilty calling in sick though, see this time of year is when everybody get’s the “guilties” as I like to call them and comes in. Good news for the food bank, but it’s hard to keep 100 people busy for 3 hours straight believe it or not.
Today I worked in the processing room. Not really my favorite because I don’t get to use the hand jacks or electric dolly’s (still working on forklift training someday), but it’s a lot of hard work.
Basically we have donations from food drives, jewel-osco, and even trader joe’s (which would have killed jen i’m sure, since we shop there….it’s kind of a smaller organic type store). I was in charge of the presort for the processing room. Basically you take bananna boxes of donated stuff off the skid’s and load them on the roller conveyor. But you have to remove the following:
- water bottles
- cleaning supplies
- dry cereal/oatmeal
- paper products (aluminum wrap, paper plates, chick stuff, etc)
- all candy
Lot’s of lifting, and it’s hard to keep up with a room of 12 people chugging through the stuff.
Oh well, i’m sure next month will be even busier.
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