This morning the white group got up early and went to Capital Area Food Bank. They store food for the government and provide food for the homeless and elderly. We had an assembly line and sorted food with Morcus. He was so nice. He was the best. And it was a giant warehouse. It was YUGE 👌
Blue group went to the Bretheren Nutrition Program at Church of the Bretheren, which makes peace a big deal. They serve lunch to homeless people. Some of us plastered the walls and scrubbed the floors while others cooked and served food. And washed dishes for a very long time. And met some cool people at lunch.
Today was our last reflection and we wrote a letter to ourselves about the way we felt the last time we saw a homeless person and set a goal for ourselves when we go home. A lot of us felt just sad in the beginning, but now we feel hopeful that there’s something we can do.
We walked to the American History Museum and that was cool, but we were all tired. Jack almost fell asleep looking at the legit Star Spangled Banner. Then we walked to the Washington Monument. And then we bought a football and ate Jimmy John’s by the monument. Billy fed a squirrel. And Nell through Chex mix in Billy’s mouth while he was in a tree, becoming the king of squirrels.
Then we walked to the WWII memorial and took a picture by Missouri. And Billy and Joe ran all the way across the reflection pool because it was empty and screamed, “Jenny!” Like Forrest Gump. And Morgan and the other girls saw a duck fall into some black goop.
In honor of Matress Maximus, we end this blog. Signed,
Jack, sort of Joe, Billy, Morgan, and Jillian
PS Here are your end of week chaperone pics
It’s been good we promise 😊