Reflections from a Teenage Family Table Volunteer
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Reflections from a Teenage Family Table Volunteer
October 8, 2019
Jeremy Lawrence with this mother Jen London

Posted by Jeremy Lawrence

Jeremy Lawrence with this mother Jen London

For over seven years, I have volunteered at JF&CS Family Table. Once a month, my mom and I head out to JF&CS in Waltham to package and deliver groceries. We’re usually assigned three families, so we split up to be efficient with our time. Once we finish packing, we carry the groceries to our car and group them by client to make sure not to mix them up, and then we head into Boston. Family Table always needs volunteers to deliver to the city; it’s a good opportunity for us to see all types of communities.

We talk a lot on the way to Boston, about school and current events. It’s nice to be together. Once we get to our destination, we collect the groceries and head out. Most families live in apartment buildings, and we often deliver to a few clients in one building

Clients are always happy to see us and grateful for our assistance. Often, a client will give me a treat like candy, a cookie, or a piece of fruit that was saved just for me. This small token of appreciation helps me realize the importance of what we’re doing. After we’ve made our deliveries, we get back in the car and we talk about how hard it is to struggle. These experiences are something that I will always remember.

If you would like to volunteer at a Family Table food distribution, please fill out one of our application forms: Waltham Application, North Shore Application, South Area Application. A schedule of upcoming distribution days can be found here

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