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December 20, 2011 / HandsOnCorps


This morning the DC Central Kitchen VISTA Corp members had the privilege of serving along side the CEO and other staff from The Corporation of Nation and Community Service (CNCS), the organization that administers the VISTA programs nation-wide.

Powerful and unique connections were made as the group chopped onions, peeled turnips and exchanged stories, all while helping in the production of the 5,000 meals that DC Central Kitchen distributes out to the community every day. With the holidays and the year-end quickly approaching, volunteers become an even more vital part of the process to ensure that DCCK can continue to “feed the soul of the city.”

CNCS with staff of DC Central Kitchen including HandsOn Corps VISTA, Matt Schnarr!

CNCS CEO, Robert Velasco, and Americorp Director, John Gomperts got to sit and dialogue with DCCK’s President Robert Egger, discussing the power and importance of volunteering. The group noted that while many choose to volunteer during the holiday season, volunteering is a year-round effort and can often affect the lives of both those doing the serving, as well as those being served.

It was a great morning for CNCS staff, VISTA members and DCCK staff alike, as they were able to see more clearly their common mission and connect through service!




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