About 25 members of gsSCENE spent Saturday, November 25th helping AngelFood Ministries.
Nov 21, 2009
AngelFood provides food for families at a very low cost. “Angel Food Ministries feeds a family of four for a week for $30,” said Merrilyn Perritt, co-organizer with Angel Food Ministries, “You can’t do that at Wal-Mart.”
Recipients sign up for the food in advance and pick up their meals on a designated day.
During the first shift, gsSCENE volunteers unloaded food from trucks and grouped boxes together.
The second shift packaged meals into boxes and distributed them. About 25 gsSCENE members participated in the community service event.
“Young professionals are usually busy, so to see so many of them donate their time shows that gsSCENE will continue to thrive,” gsSCENE Community Service Chair Kevin Cox said. “You can tell they’re going to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
Cox said gsSCENE’s community service committee has many other events planned.
They include volunteering at the Myrtle Beach Community Kitchen in January and Beerfest in March. A charity kickball tournament is also planned in May.
Also, gsSCENE will have a community service function attached to other events. For example, guests to the December 3 Christmas Cocktail at Kono Asian Grille will get an extra drink ticket if they bring a toy for a Toys for Tots drive.
“Every event, we’ll have some kind of tie-in so we’re giving back to the community,” Cox said.