I was extremely thrilled when I received a phone call from Second Harvest Heartland (the 5th largest food bank in the US) asking me to take an internship with them for their Meals for Minds program. I have been volunteering for the Meals for Minds program for the past three years. Both my mom and I have become super close with the lady in charge named Sarah. So naturally, I was really excited and I could hardly wait to start.
I had to attend a orientation to learn more about Meals for Minds. I attended along with the other interns. It was kinda funny that I was the only highschooler there. Everyone else was either a junior or senior in college. I was beyond excited when I received my official name badge.
For those of you who don't know about the program, the Meals for Minds program is a program started be Second Harvest to hand out food to students in the local twin cities area. There are 10 schools in the twin cities that are involved with the Meals for Minds program. Volunteers go to the schools and set up a portable food shelf where they hand out over 40 pounds of groceries to each student that comes through the line. Through this program I've had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful volunteers from all over Minnesota. Volunteers are sent from different corporations such as Target, US Bank, and small businesses around St. Paul and Minneapolis. My favorite part of Meals for Minds is seeing the students and their faces when they receive their food. My internship has been going wonderfully so far and I am looking forward to seeing the opportunities that come from it.