Last night a substantial group of ASU’s Kappa Alpha Theta’s volunteered at Feed My Starving Children located right around the corner from campus on the outskirts of Gilbert. Personally, I’ve never volunteered here before, but I always figured it was similar to what goes on at Saint Vincent de Paul. However, there is a difference. At Saint Vincent’s, you make and serve the food to the people of the community; however, at Feed My Starving Children, it’s all about packing the food. Once you arrive, you go through an information session, where you learn about how to pack the food and all the safety regulations. Next, you wash up, grab a station with your friends, and the work begins. Throughout the process, you are settled at a table with about 6-8 other people working toward a common goal: packing as many boxes as you can. One of the greatest parts about volunteering here is that the workers are so energetic and passionate about their jobs and the work they’re doing. It’s amazing to see so many people, of all different ages, coming together to support such a worthy cause. Another plus to the great people around you is the bumping music they have on full blast to motivate you while you work. They really try to help you in any way possible and the extra effort is noteworthy.
I have to say, this was an experience I will never forget. Not only did I get to experience helping to fight hunger, but I also had the opportunity to work alongside my fellow sisters. Being in a sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta to be exact, has been such a blessing in such a short amount of time. The Panhellenic community as already brought me such wonderful friends, and influences on my everyday life to help me strive to be the best version of myself and reach my full potential. I am so fortunate to be apart of an organization that is committed to serving others. I treasure the fact that I can share my passion with other like-minded people trying to better the world. Thank you Theta for giving me such an amazing gift.