Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stocking the trucks

We spent the night at Ken and Paulette's on the 23rd so we could be up at and out of the house at 6:30 to go and pick-up Ed and Linda's SUV. Little did we know that there was just room for one in the back and two in the front. There were so many toyes in the SUV we could not even see out the back or side windows.

We arrived at 7:00pm they had all ready loaded one truck and were starting on the next one

Here we are in the passing line we think they should have moved the truck closer but, then what would have all of us done that early in the morning

Our Friend Gwen is busy counting in English while the lady across is counting out loud in Spanish.

Next the fresh chickens are hauled out to the trucks

Even the protection service trucks join in and help to deliver

We are assigned to the 3rd group form the bottom. We have 200 chickens and 100 food bags to hand out

It's 7:15 and they are about half way done with passing out the food bags

Just about to the end and Gwen is still smiling

At 7:30 we have stocked all the trucks and now it is time gathere around in a big circle

We have been informed that there 2000 dinners to deliver, which is 628 more then last year. They are so thankful for all the help and ask us all to join hands and say the Lords Prayer. Then it was time to drive to the areas.

This group could have used one more truck or a larger one

One of our trucks chose to follow the big truck in hopes of being on TV later that day. Needless to say when we arrived to our area they were a little late. In fact we stayed out side the area for about 30 minutes waiting for them