REPORT BY 9 yr old VOLUNTEER FOR MANDELA DAY

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My name is Yajna Sampath. I am 9 years old. I am a volunteer in the Food for Life organization.Our goal was to cook over 40 pots of food for the needy on Mandela day which was on the 18th of July 2014. We started early around 4 am. Excitement grew as we started the fire. As we cooked the food, I thought about the last time I went to distribute food, a little girl came with a big pot. I filled it with food unfortunately it slipped out of her hand and fell on the floor. She was very sad and it broke my heart as she started eating off the floor.

I am sure that Mandela would be proud to know we did such a thing. I felt that we did something that can change people’s lives. I had a lot of happy moments during this event one of the best is when you finished knowing you are making a difference in someone else’s life. At the end of the day we served just under 12000 plates of food. I hope this organization has more projects like this in the future.