Not a rotten one in the bunch…sort of


Report from our Volunteers Beyond Belief team in Raleigh, NC

by Amy Glenn, Triangle Freethought Society

The Triangle Freethought Society was recently chosen as one of only 8 organizations in the new Volunteers Beyond Belief program.

On Saturday, July 30th, TFS volunteered at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. We had a large and enthusiastic crowd of about 25 volunteers who kept their spirits up, despite the fact that we were working in a hot warehouse with no air-conditioning on a 100+ degree day.

angryeyesWhen we were introduced to our first task, I confess I wasn’t sure how many of our group were going to stick it out! We were asked to go through giant pallets of one-year-old potatoes and bag the good, trash the bad.

And when I say bad, I mean horrific. Rotting, molding, exploded potatoes oozing slime; the smell alone sent several folks out for fresh air at various points during the ordeal. We worked tirelessly, however, and about an hour and a half later we were granted a reprieve to the break room for cold water and cookies. By then we had bagged several pallets of salvageable potatoes from the morass.

Read the full article at the TFS website