Just enough cooks in the kitchen
Last week the Elders took a break from class to give back, and have a little fun. After speaking with the good people at the Nashville Food Project, they agreed to take us on, and put us to work in the kitchen. For those of you who don’t know, the Nashville Food Project is a nonprofit that provides nutritious, hot meals for those who may not have access. When the elders arrived at the office there was little time to stand on ceremony, as the evening meal had to be prepared. There was a crew of 11 elders and two translators, and it was all hands on deck to get everything prepared. Meat was cut, lettuce was shredded, onions were chopped, and cheese was grated, all under the watchful eye of the wonderful kitchen manager Sarah. Along the way, some of the elders got to show off their ever improving English skills, and everyone learned a little Nepali and Karen kitchen lingo. After all the prep work was done, the elders got to take a tour of the facility, and learn about the great work they are doing. Then, on the way out the door the elders got to take home a little reward for all their hard work, in the form of some bread. In all, this was a wonderful experience for everyone involved, and hope to volunteer again very soon!
The salad assembly team
Tanka says that’s enough cheese
Padam is all business
Doing work on the cutting board
Go Team Elders!!!!