The event is also just simply fun, Bailey-Mackie said.
“Everybody has cabin fever by this time of year,” she said in the release. “People start lining up usually around 11 a.m. It’s a great community time, to come out, see one another and do some good work at the same time. There’s a lot of smiles. People have a good time picking out the bowls and eating together. Even the (volunteer) servers and kitchen staff have fun.”
“What I really want my former students to know,” Hoffman said, “is that many people who need the food bank are full-time employed, or under-employed, doing everything they can to put food on the table. These are our people, these are kids walking around the halls of area schools.”