Story submitted by Scott Wendenberger
Two different times in April, a handful of participants from Out & About spent their morning at the Louisville Community Food Share, volunteering time and efforts in the warehouse.
“The participants really get into it and get a lot done in two hours,” said Scott Wendelberger, Out & About Instructor. Efforts included wrapping and labeling over 800 frozen pizzas, sorting 120 crates of bread, and dumping/rinsing out a couple dozen crates of gallons of milk. The volunteer supervisor, Sue Ericson, was impressed with the amount of work Out & About participants completed, and asked if they were coming back! “It’s great for the participants to learn how to give back to the community,” said Laura Schirmer, Out & About Instructor.
The participants are a part of an Out & About program called “Community Access.” This program focuses on participants (adult with developmental disabilities) expanding their knowledge of community resources and contributing to the community they live in. Other activities have included a Longmont Public Library scavenger hunt, Growing Gardens in Boulder, RTD bus ride on the DASH route, volunteering at the BoulderHomeless Shelter, as well as exploring museums around town.