Written by Jennifer Cole, Folsom Community Engagement Ambassador, Youth Board Executive Committee
Folsom Community Service Day is a day organized by the City of Folsom where local volunteers work together to help the community!
This year, Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference took part in Folsom Community Service Day as part of Twin Lakes Food Bank’s food drop-off site. Through this site, we collected food that was dropped off by volunteers in coordination with local churches.
From 9:00 am -12:30 pm, Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference volunteers, along with other youth and adult volunteers from the community, safely guided traffic, unloaded cars filled with donated food, organized paper bags, and sorted food items into different bins.
Music kept volunteers energized and many enjoyed a treat from an ice cream truck halfway through the event. Dr. Retodo of Kaiser Permanente humorously commented on each car that came to drop off food, keeping all the volunteers entertained and motivated. Some volunteers staged a friendly competition to see who could fill the trucks with the most food!
In total, Hands4Hope youth and adult volunteers helped collect and sort over 61,000 pounds of food (approximately 30 tons) for Twin Lakes Food Bank.
Thank you to Twin Lakes Food Bank for the important work they do collecting and distributing vital necessities to those need in our community!