San Diego Food Bank Event Provides Perspective

On June 23, 2010 the Center for Wealth & Legacy organized it’s annual trip to the San Diego Food Bank to provide an opportunity to give back to those in need in our communities.  We often go about our busy lives and don’t realize that many people here in our own back yard are struggling and wondering where their next meal is going to come from. The San Diego Food Bank meets the needs of thousands of people every day and they can’t do it without the help of the community (that is us!).

This was my first trip and our group was in charge of boxing up groceries for our needy senior citizens who live on a very limited income.  We worked in an assembly line packaging various items (I was in charge of the grape juice) and my man Jacob (8 years old) across from me had the cereal.  Others packed canned goods, made boxes and sealed them up.

I believe we finished the day making over 350 boxes of groceries. It was hard work which I wasn’t expecting, but well worth it.  I plan on volunteering as often as I can!  Thank you to Center for Wealth & Legacy for remembering those in need and providing us the opportunity to serve them.

Greg Sallee
Gatto, Pope & Walwick, LLP