When we were kids, we didn’t have a lot of money. My mom did whatever she could do provide for us – she worked full-time, she did everything that she could to make ends meet, but it was never quite enough. She was a regular at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia & the Eastern Shore – and I’m quite certain that they’re a big reason why I’m still around today.
When the Foodbank decided to work with Misty Saves the Day, I was so honored. Not only do I get to content shoots for them each month, but Misty Saves the Day gets to handle their Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to help get the word out about the things that Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia & the Eastern Shore does to help food insecurity in our community.
This was my first content shoot that I got to do with them – and it was a Food Distribution (which they do every Friday). It was amazing to meet so many amazing people and get to know how the process works. You’ll see from the photos, but recipients line up and get called to determine how much food they need based on the amount of people in their household. Then they walk through a line and are given healthy options to create meals for the people in that household. There are some canned and box goods, but for the most parts, you’ll see that there are also fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, and more that ensure that families will be able to make healthy meals.
One of the things that I was taken with was the amount of volunteers that it takes for these Friday distributions to go off without a hitch. It’s something that the community gets behind to make sure that people can be in and out, going back to their homes, their jobs, or wherever and don’t have to spend all day at the Foodbank. Additionally, you’ll see photos of people with carts. People come from all over for these Friday distributions. Many walk. Some drive. Some ride the bus, and they can only take what they can carry or fit in their carts. These are the things that you don’t think about until you’re there and you’re in it.
I’m looking forward to doing more work with them and hearing about the awesome programs that they’re implementing across our region. Be sure to give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, show them some love.