March 26, 2019
“You're in the Army now!” Not really, but we felt like it. Susan gave us the moniker of “Three Potato Heads” as we walked toward our vehicles after a morning of bagging potatoes—hundreds of potatoes—thousands of potatoes. This month it was potatoes; last month it was zucchini, and in January it was kiwi. It's always a mystery as to what is going to be delivered by the semi tractor trailer, which deposits food in bulk from a food bank monthly at the Eastside Senior Center for distribution to the needy.
With 5 senior citizen centers in Las Cruces and each one hosting one such food give-away a month, that's a lot of food! 10-15 regular volunteers show up to organize, distribute, or “walk” a cart with each person eligible. For the past three months Betsy, Susan, and Bonnie have spent a morning a month distributing food—or should we say “bagging groceries”, or walking carts, or handing out delicious fresh foods.
How do we feel afterward? As delicious as the food we distribute!
Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively.