I’ve been SIPing for over two weeks — no not wine, sheltering in place. I ran out of wine days ago! I’m adhering to the recommended guidelines of self-isolation, social distancing, and minimal contact with other people.
I got a message from Lisa, the Senior Services Director of my senior apartment complex asking if I wanted food from the Teen Kitchen Project.
Teen Kitchen Project? Never heard of it.
I answered immediately, “Sure!” thinking it would be fun to get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or maybe a tuna on white bread, which I would never make myself ’cause mostly I don’t eat bread.
I expected that she would ring the doorbell and I would find the food outside my front door. The doorbell rang. I popped up from my sofa where I was happily needlepointing my grandson’s Christmas stocking and raced for the door. I was so fast my “Delivery Angel,” Lisa was still in sight. She was, in fact, six feet away when she heard the door open. She flashed a megawatt smile over her shoulder and waggled her eyebrows. My eyes went wide as I saw the tower of goodies she had placed outside my door.
Holy Cow! There was a veritable feast for a week in the package — everything from Carrot Ginger soup to a dessert called Berry Delight. I dove into the Greek Salad with Feta. Yes! I had been craving a salad with feta. The sheer joy of it all filled my heart with gratitude.
And then I saw the paper that was tucked into the bag explaining the mission of Teen Kitchen Project. Please read about it here:
My hat’s off to the Teen Angels who do this. Huge thanks to Amanda, Angela, Antonia, Dan, Eileen, John, Rachel, Skyler, Stephany, and Yesenia. You have brightened the day of a senior who has been vigilant about the shelter-in-place edict. You have made a difference and brought smiles to all who you have touched.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.