Bright and early on Saturday, August 31st, a group of Rotaract volunteers ventured to the Fort York Food Bank. In addition to donating time, the Rotaractors donated $25.00 worth of meat to the Food Bank. All the volunteers rolled up their sleeves, put on their chefs’ hats and worked towards creating a delicious meal. The volunteers enjoyed preparing the food and showing off their culinary skills, but the most enjoyably part of the morning was serving the food and interacting with patrons. The volunteers were delighted to serve second and third helpings of the food. On that day, the volunteers prepared a hot meal including: spaghetti and meat sauce, casseroles, mashed potatoes, and tuna salad.
At the end of the shift, the volunteer coordinator remarked that it must have been a good meal, as the dining room was silent. A silent dining room indicates a good meal, whereas when patrons are unhappy with the meal they tend to talk more. The Rotaractors are looking forward to continuing to cook and get to know the Fort York Food Bank patrons over the next year.