Reflection Log – A Homeless Soup Kitchen

May 19th, 2015
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I had the privilege to volunteer for eight hours in the Shepherd’s Table which was initiated in 1983 as a soup kitchen and had the basic mission to provide food to the hungry homeless people in the neighborhood area but due to its excellent services to the community.

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Reflection Log A Homeless Soup KitchenI had the privilege to volunteer for eight hours in the Shepherds Table which was initiated in 1983 as a soup kitchen and had the basic mission to provide food to the hungry homeless people in the neighborhood area but due to its excellent services to the community, it gained friendly help from the society and people from around the corner including shopping markets, food retailers, property dealers, religious congregants, and governmental official sources. This help from the community came in the form of donations, food equipment, training professionals for the workers that transformed the whole mission of the Shepherds Table into becoming multipurpose community center that now provides health facilities, shelter facilities, drug awareness, counseling and psychological grooming facilities to the homeless people to contribute positively in the services of humanity. I went to the nearest Shepherds Table unit and told the staff that I wanted to volunteer for eight hours and they happily agreed to it and allowed me to help in cleaning the dining room and kitchen, helping marginally with cooking food, and placing the food in its place. I felt very uncomfortable in the beginning because I had never volunteered in such cleaning work before but as the time passed I started to feel more comfortable with the staff and the homeless people coming for food. I started to interact with people within the staff and the shelte

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