Cook Food, Serve Love…Grow Friendships!
As part of the International Student Outreach Program (ISOP), each Tuesday Epworth United Methodist Church makes sure students working in Rehoboth for the summer have a good meal. On August 18, a team of nine CROP volunteers turned out to help. This was the 13th week of a 16-week season and the Epworth volunteers were happy to see us!
This was CROP’s second year at ISOP and we knew the drill. As soon as we arrived we got busy. We went about setting up tables and chairs, helping with last minute cooking, and doing dishes from the casseroles that had been prepared earlier in the day. During a short break, we learned about the Food Recovery Program, where area businesses such as Giant Foods, Fifer Orchards, Safeway, Panera, Old World Breads and others, donate food items, which are then made available to the students.
Happy students with full trays settled around the room to enjoy their meal. ISOP is also about camaraderie, and CROP volunteers had a chance to enjoy some food and socialize with the students.
“Cook food, serve love.” That is the motto of the Epworth volunteers, and that was certainly the feeling in the room on Tuesday. There was also a wonderful synergy between the CROP and Epworth volunteers. Bonds established during our first visit to Epworth were strengthened, and many new friendships were formed!
Come out to volunteer at AIDS Walk Delaware. You will make new friendships and help a great cause!
Saturday, September 26, from 8:30 a.m.- noon—AIDS Walk Delaware. Volunteers will work at the registration station, set up and host the refreshments table, work with the photographer to take team photos, and help with breakdown. Contact Joie Rake and Nan Flesher.