Yes we’re passionate about our work, but sometimes it’s fun to get out of the “office” for a day and toss the ball around, chit-chat with co-workers, and share a meal in the sunshine.
So that’s just what we did on Friday, August 19th when the whole crew from Second Harvest headed up to Roaring Camp in Felton. The day was filled with fun activities—from softball, volleyball, and horseshoes, to Frisbee, paddleball and kickball. There was definitely something for everyone, including a train ride through the redwoods.
Sitting down to a delicious barbecue lunch gave folks time to relax and catch up. “It was nice to talk to other people who work at the food bank that you don’t have a chance to interact with as much at work,” commented Brooke Johnson, Chief Operations and Programs Officer for Second Harvest. “It’s fun to see a different side of people.”
After lunch the group went on a guided walk around the Henry Cowell Loop and this was cited by many as their favorite part of the day. Kathy MacLean, Executive Assistant to Willy Elliott-McCrea, who planned the off-site, said some of the staff had never been to Henry Cowell before. As a frequent visitor herself, she said, “It was great to be a part of their first experience among those trees.”
A water balloon toss and bobbing for strawberries ended the day’s activities with a few laughs.
School has begun and soon we’ll be diving headlong into all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Food Drive, but at least we got the chance to act like kids again, for a little while.