Lunch serving at San Jose Family Supportive Center
My overall experience with the lunch service was really good. At first though, I felt so stressed out and nervous when we were planning everything. I didn’t know if everything was going to go smoothly or whether we were going to totally fail. But lucky, with lots of help from our whole troop things went well.
The day before that actual service, we prepared most of our food that would take up a lot of time. A lot of the girls and a few parents came to supervise and we spent almost the whole day cooking. I’m glad we spent a lot of time on the food because it came out tasting good. We had a lot of laughs and fun too.
During the day of the lunch service we got there early and hauled in all the food. Every girl had her own assigned task and we worked together to put the final touches on our food. We were done preparing a little early so it took some time for people to start showing up. I was sweating waiting for people to walk in. I got scared that more people would show up than planned and we wouldn’t have enough food or if we wouldn’t have enough food to feed our troop. And as it turned out, less people showed up than expected.
As we were passing out our food, we received numerous thanks and smiles from people. It felt really nice to give back to the community and be appreciated for it. We were putting smiles on people’s faces by just doing one simple thing. It was truly heartwarming.
If I could work at the housing center again I definitely would. The atmosphere there is welcoming and warm. The staffs are also very friendly and helpful. I had a lot of fun working with my scouts and leaders. I learned a lot about how much work is put into planning events. It was an unforgettable experience.