The distribution day was really fun. I got to help with more of the process this year, and I have the sore arms and legs to prove it! Here are a few highlights:
By the time I arrived, the truck had come, it had been unloaded, and everything was sorted. Nearly everything ordered is food - look at all of it!
There are so many things to choose from. You can order grains like oats, wheat, rye, barley, etc., juice mixes, dehydrated fruits and vegetables, baking supplies, beans, rice, freeze dried meats and meals...and I saw a 25 pound bag of brownie mix! Hoooo doggies!
Here, you see volunteers starting to 'pick orders'. I helped with that a little, and it was really fun. The team leader has the order, and s/he sends you off for something on the list. You bring the item or items back, and go off for more. It's amazing how quickly all the orders are sorted out this way.
Names and order lists are attached to the different stacks.
Once all the orders are filled, we can drive in, load up, and take all our goodies home! Here are my things (well, most of them.)
We got milk powder (more on that some other time), flaxseed, brown rice, wheat berries, oats, TVP and dehydrated refried beans. The supplier didn't have our quinoa to ship, so we'll get that locally.
And this is my birthday pressie! Woo to the Hoo! (Kinda looks like someone thinks it's for her, doesn't it?)
What a fun day. I think I lifted and carried a ton of stuff - literally - 25 and 50 pounds at a time. Hey, free workout! A couple of people took the time to tell me the really liked the potato salad and the cookies I brought, which made my day! I've already tried out the mill and I love it! I milled some flour for my birthday cake (we're doing that part of the celebration tomorrow). I milled chickpeas too, to make some noodles. More on that soon! Right now, I think I'll go soak my aching muscles in a warm bath.