Idea for Volunteer segment

From: alegra
Sent on: Friday, March 7, 2008 8:37 AM
Hi Writers. This is an idea for a community guest/segment on volunteering. Read the article below. There's a link as well.

Louise Kirk blogs about food for
She is an Annapolis resident. E-mail Louise
Girl Scout Volunteers

2008-03-06 -- 9:55 am

Lunches for everyone.

Recently our Girl Scout troop prepared lunch for crews who were working for Habitat for the Humanity, it was a very fun day.

The Scouts got together early in the morning at my friend Amy's house to prepare the lunches and, of course, have a good chat. We then loaded up the cars and went over to the Brooklyn area to make deliveries, more chatting involved. The crews were working in two different areas so we were able to see a house that was just starting to be renovated, -it had a roof but no inside walls, and a house that was ready for occupation. What a difference! The quality of the work was fabulous. We also saw a new house that was under construction, we were not allowed inside when work was underway for safety considerations but the crews stopped for lunch and we looked around, -and chatted.

The Volunteer Coordinator we worked with to set up our lunch run was Toni Cain. She has a wonderfully inspirational story to tell of her own struggle out of poverty and she was gracious enough to show us her own house which she has decorated with real flair. The Scouts were envious of her daughter's room! Our girls are not yet old enough to wield a hammer or paint brush so providing lunch was their way of supporting this worthwhile organization. Toni can be reached at [address removed] if you'd like to volunteer some time.
We made lunch for 65, here is our recipe for tuna fish salad.

Tuna Fish Salad Rolls -serves 2 to 200

1 can light tuna in water per 2 people
1 stalk celery washed and chopped fine per 2 people
1/4 cup mayonnaise per 2 people
a grind of black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice if you like

Divide your scouts into groups of at least 2, they have to have someone to chat to.
Assign the following jobs;
Open cans and drain tuna
Wash and chop celery
Dump tuna into large bowl and mix with other ingredients
Fill large rolls with finished mix
Make signs to identify what filling is in the rolls.

Assemble the rest of the lunch comprising some ham and cheese rolls, chips and drinks and apples, paper plates, cups and napkins.
Everyone does clean up and car loading.

The girls chatted the whole way home!

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