on Saturday we participated in a sweet potato drop with the Society of St Andrew and lots of other people who came out to bag 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes
here is the first crate that we started on
we (the kids and I) have participated in veggie drops during VBS before but this was my Hubby's first time participating in a veggie drop and he just really enjoyed it
Golden boy was so sweet to help the little one.
Little girl and one of her friends working together to bag those sweet potatoes
this is just one section of crates that were loaded down with sweet potatoes
our first crate almost empty
we put the kids in to help grab those sweet potatoes off of the bottom and bag them
Little girl and one of her very best friends. she loves spending time with Jasper. she is my little social butterfly so she was very interested in talking and socializing with everyone there
the sweet potatoes went to many different families who are in need of food all over the norther part of our state. there were a number of organizations that came by and collected bags of potatoes to take to many families.
our very first empty crate
this was another whole section of of crates with more sweet potatoes in them
some of the boxes were completely lifted up and placed on flat bed trucks to be delivered to different places.
if we didn't have this organization to help bag these veggies then the farmers would just have dump these sweet potatoes in the forest to rot. it still blows my mind that we have starving people in America. i loved that my family could help participate in this and seeing that every single truck that came to get sweet potatoes was prayed over, for the families getting them, the hands that bagged them and the drivers and people who where delivering them, just made this experience even more special.
the kids even rounded up and prayed with the drivers after helping load their trucks with bags and bags of sweet potatoes.
this is Little girl holding the hand of an older gentleman that come to pick up some of the potatoes.
and here is Framer Mary Lynn and quite a few of the kids that were there participating in the veggie drop. it was so wonderful to all come together to help.
the Body of Christ, His Hand and Feet.