Saturday, February 1 This morning, we got up bright and early to get ready for the meal packing event at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Most of us felt much better after getting some sleep after our long day of travel and work. Some of us did not sleep quite as well because of the wonderful Dominican music that played throughout the night, but we all were up, packed, and ready for breakfast at 7! Breakfast was really delicious - it was a Dominican style breakfast, with eggs, corn cakes, cheeses, meats, bread, and fruit. We arrived at the meal packing event slightly after 8, and split into 4 teams. Each team covered a section of the conference room, helping the volunteers as needed with any issues that arose during the event. Though it was early, many of the volunteers seemed engaged in the meal packing event - several of the volunteers had their children with them volunteering as well. The volunteers packed almost 100,000 boxes in less than two hours.