Experience Type: Community Service/Volunteer -- Non Medical/Clinical
Experience Name: All Saint’s Soup Kitchen
Hours: 20 hours
Most Meaningful: No
All Saint’s Soup Kitchen provides free lunch on Saturdays to anyone who needs it. I assisted running the kitchen and the dining room. Serving meals for over 100 people every week. They were often homeless, drug addicts, or victims of domestic violence. All Saint’s Soup Kitchen operates like a restaurant, thus teamwork and communication were vital. I was initially overwhelmed, but I learned how to prioritize and to work with my team. While providing them with warm meals, I hoped that their quality of lives would soon improve. It reminded me that doctors play a crucial role in identifying barriers to care and that a multidisciplinary team is needed to connect patients to available resources.