|Lunch Bus intern Dalila Ramos and volunteer driver Nancy Trevarthen-Hodges distributing lunches at Miami Park in the Little Village neighborhood.|
I work with five volunteers who each come in once a week to drive the Lunch Bus. Early in the morning, Monday through Friday, the volunteers meet me at the Greater Chicago Food Depository where we make sure the refrigerated van is all stocked and then we head out to our seven stops.
|Children lined up for the Lunch Bus at Good Shepherd Parish in the Little Village neighborhood.|
I have really enjoyed being a Lunch Bus intern this summer. It has been a fun and rewarding experience to be around the kids, talk with them and have them tell me their stories. Seeing their smiling faces every day lets me know all of our hard work is worth it.
Lunch Bus intern Dalila Ramos is currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is majoring in Applied Psychology.
For more information on the Food Depository’s children’s programs, visit chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.