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Archives for: May 2018 (5 posts)
Food and Faces
May 28, 2018 @ 8:34 AM by: Richard Steinecke

When I volunteered at the Oasis food bank, I had no idea how a food bank operates. On many occasions, I have put canned food in the donations bins. More like an automated process. I purchase the food. I drop the food. I go home. Wait a minute! Who ... [read full post]

Oasis and Child Reunion
May 26, 2018 @ 7:18 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Almost 50 years ago singer Paul Simon released a sad and poignant song called “Mother and Child Reunion”. There have been many theories about the origin and meaning of the song. However, the emotion of reunions, both happy and sad ones ... [read full post]

At the Table
May 17, 2018 @ 11:42 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Volunteers stand behind several tables aligned with food containers. Each container has a different assortment of foods ranging from fresh vegetables and fruits, to dairy and meat products. There’s food for pets and hygiene products. Today i ... [read full post]

Not Going to Let the Boys Win
May 14, 2018 @ 5:56 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Every Wednesday the staff and volunteers who help out at the Food Bank have a light lunch afterwards. Usually the room is abuzz with multiple conversations going on at once in multiple languages. This past week we had a shared discussion with the ... [read full post]

Liking What You See
May 5, 2018 @ 6:43 AM by: Richard Steinecke

You know something is special if people want to hang around. By that measure, Oasis is something special. This week two people told me they want to help out at Oasis even though they don’t have to. The first was someone who needed to fill a ... [read full post]

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