Community Service: Giving Back with the Girl Scouts
Demosphere’s community service program allows employees to dedicate their time to worthy causes that are important to them. One of Demosphere’s administrative team members, Dana Hunter, recently participated in the program to help her daughter complete a Girl Scout service project. The two worked together to distribute meals to needy families in nearby Washington DC.
The Food & Friends Community
As Dana and her daughter looked for suitable Girl Scout service projects, they came across Food & Friends. This non-profit organization provides food for individuals with medical restrictions who cannot leave their homes. The organization was founded in response to the AIDS crisis of the 80’s and later expanded to serve a much larger community in need. The program is noted for their Turkey Drive which provides full meals delivered right to recipients’ homes.
The Food & Friends volunteer program is extremely well organized. Dana and her daughter were assigned a total of 8 stops, providing a full week of food including fresh produce. Most impressively, the program makes fresh, organic food in-house. This allows the organization to make accommodations for all types of dietary restrictions, as well as provide quality nutrition that helps keep clients healthy.
Dana appreciated the opportunity to participate in the program, to see different parts of her community, connect with people in need and understand the many different circumstances that lead to needing this type of assistance. Additionally, Dana and her daughter had the opportunity to share a valuable experience together, gain a deeper understanding of others, and give back to their community.
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