Giving back feels great! Volunteering at the Marin County Food Bank! | Kati Morton

Giving back feels great! Volunteering at the Marin County Food Bank! | Kati Morton



I am here at the San Francisco food bank, the Marin one. Say hi,
This is Nikki. And you also know Kim.
-Hi! Because she's around all the time with me,
hanging in San Francisco. And we are here at the food bank and we are waiting.
Look at all these people, by the way. All these do gooders, doing good. We are here, and I think we're going to sort things. And. Because Nikki was saying last year when they were here,
they had to sort oatmeal. And they had to take a huge amount of it and put it into like pounds of oatmeal. And get it ready for people to take it. So we are here and we are going to find out
what we are up to. [guy's voice]
Hi, my name is George, I am the warehouse volunteer supervisor of projects, welcome everyone. May I have how many first time volunteers, can I see hands? A lot of repeat volunteers, some first time volunteers.
Now folks, you repeat volunteers might of heard this before, and I'm sorry but you guys are going to hear this again. By you guys getting up early this Saturday morning, driving down here in your cars, coming through the rain, walking in through these doors, trying to sign up on those laptops, -laughter from people- Sorry about the technical difficulty this morning folks. But, coming into the building, signing up on the laptops, sitting in those chairs, standing in this room. Folks, I want you all to know now that you guys have already made a difference, and I'd like to thank everyone. Come on folks, help me out.
-clapping- With that, with that, guys let me give you a heads up on the projects this morning here at the foodbank. Our main project this morning, we're going to use about 30 to 35 of you brave volunteers to help us build some senior food boxes. That's our first priority this morning. After that, our second priority is boxing carrots. After that, our third priority is boxing oranges.
After that, if we get through all that stuff folks, we have a bunch of brown rice that needs to be rebagged.
So. [Kati talking]
So, now we are some oranges. Look at all these oranges, look at the pallets of oranges. And the people on the other side are packing carrots.
and then the people in the back are making boxes. So we've got a whole line. And we're supposed to check them out and make sure that they are not split open or mouldy, or just no good at all. So that's what we are doing in three hours,
it's a three hour tour. And then, and then we reconvene.
And we have really good music playing. But look at all of these people.
-Hi! -Hi!
Now Jack is very competitive, and he is really speedy deedy. [Jack] And if you're not picking for first place I don't bite. [Kati] If you're not first, you're last.
Bye! Hey everybody,
so we're finished sorting our commontine oranges. And we sorted over thirteen thousand.
-Thirteen thousand five hundred. See, so Kim knows the numbers.
The raw numbers. And we also sorted some carrots, we didn't actually, that was not our team. And they beat us by a little bit. But, they didn't have to sort. We had to throw out the bad ones, so, I think that we won. Not to be competitive or anything. So now we are in a food truck station of sorts in San Francisco. Where a bunch of food trucks come in. And so Kim and I got some (fa?) it is delicious.
I wish there was like a pun that I could make with that, but fa doesn't really, like falicious, no. So anyway, the cool thing was when we were all finished the guy was talking about how many families we have helped and he gave some really heart warming stories about, oh am I getting rained on? Um, about people who have benefited. So for those of you who are looking for something to kind of, because I feel like when I give back to people, I get just as much out of it, so if you are looking for something to do, contact your local foodbank. See if they need some help, because people can come in Saturdays, Sundays, and any day of the week. And they even said at this one in San Francisco, on Sundays you can be as young as four years old and still help out. So, there's no limitation to how young we can be and how much we can help. So contact your local foodbank and see what you can do to help others. Okay, bye! Subtitles by the Amara.org community

11 thoughts on “Giving back feels great! Volunteering at the Marin County Food Bank! | Kati Morton

  1. I've been watching you today as I get ready for the day! I had. Really bad week last night so your videos like motivate me a little. Sorry for the typing errors typing on a tablet is hard haha

  2. can you make a video on the different types of therapists and mental health professions there are? I've tried to google some but they all sound similar and I get really confused.Β 

  3. Volunteering at Food Banks are a great experience! It is both eye-opening and rewarding. I traveled to Washington D.C. for one of my college's alternative Spring Break Trips – the whole week we volunteered at the Capitol Area Food Bank. We did similar things as Kati – sorting/categorizing donations. We had the opportunity of touring their facility. It was wonderful to see how passionate they are about ending hunger. I learned that hunger is a bigger issue than most of us think. When I returned to my college campus I was inspired and motivated to take those experiences I had in DC and do what I can in my town/city/state. I've also, heard that volunteering helps increase your mood!

  4. I volunteer at my local food bank too, last month we sorted cabbage. I agree it feels great giving back πŸ™‚

  5. I wish there was a food bank in my town I could volunteer at! It seems like a really rewarding experience πŸ™‚

  6. When parents get divorced, does that count as trauma? Can it relate to PTSD? I absolutely LOVE your videos by the way!

  7. I volunteer at my local food bank every month. Last time I sorted grapefruit. It feels great and it's a workout lifting all of that food :p

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