Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Organic Vegetarian Chili
Organic Vegetarian Curry
Organic Potato Salad
Organic Mac Salad
Fresh Romaine Salad w/ Organic Fruit
We are constantly looking for ways to improve and evolve. With this last event, we implemented a restaurant-style service where we seated clients at banquet tables and volunteers played the role(s) of host and wait-staff to hand deliver orders to each individual guest. Orders were taken digitally using our cell phones via an app called Waiterio, which sent the orders to a tablet in the “kitchen” where the dishes were being prepared and deployed by our volunteers. It was amazing to see volunteers so willing, passionate, and resourceful in the process of executing this for the first time.
It was a mutually satisfying experience for both volunteers who served as well as for the people who received this dignified and elevated level of service. We will continue to adopt this model of service for our meal-sharing, and improvements are already in the works to make this process even more effective.
South Baylo University— school of acupuncture and oriental medicine— clinic director Sang Jo Kim and his wonderful clinic interns, also joined us at the event to provide free acupuncture and other health services. We hope to have this wonderful organization join us in the future.
With future events, we aim to develop the social aspect of committed service by connecting volunteers with clients through playing board games or sports activities to be more engaged with the community and ultimately reinforce this concept: A RiSING | Delightful Feasts are celebrations to give hope to the people most in need while simultaneously providing practical services to address the basic necessities.
In the celebratory spirit, once a year, we host a larger event called “A RiSING Community” which includes all of the elements of a Delightful Feast with added live entertainment from local musicians, theatre, dance, and performance artists, as well as LiveArt (a community art project that can be a painting or sculptor where everyone participates in its creation within the span of the event).
We are aiming to have A RiSING Community this year in mid-July. If you are interested in performing at the event, whatever the art form may be, please contact us to find out how you can participate.
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