MCCOY employees: experts in the field of youth development. MCCOY employees: experts in scrubbing potatoes, slicing turkey, and seasoning beans. This week, MCCOY staff members ventured from the United Way building and traveled to Second Helpings, a local nonprofit dedicated to “eliminating hunger, empowering people, and rescuing food.” Through its innovative 3-prong mission, Second Helpings utilizes food donations in its culinary job training program for the under-employed. The culinary students and Second Helpings volunteers (like us!), transform this rescued food into nutritious meals for dozens of nonprofit organizations. Several of MCCOY’s youth-serving partner organizations depend on these meals to feed their clients.
As an intermediary “big picture” agency, we are by definition, a step away from direct service. So it was refreshing to work as a team in a direct service capacity. I started working for MCCOY in October, and I can confidently say that they best part of my job is our team. I’ve always liked, respected, and enjoyed their company. Now I simply adore them! And if I ever host a dinner party that for some reason requires 150 pounds of potatoes to be scrubbed, chopped, and deliciously seasoned—I know who to call.
Thanks to Second Helpings, not only for tolerating our antics, but for all of the great work that you do in our community!