I can’t believe I’ve only been working at the Worthington Resource Pantry for three weeks- it feels like I’ve been here for much longer! My coworkers and I have been moving full-force this past week, and I have enjoyed diving right into the non-profit world.
This week started off with another morning spent at CoHatch! I’ve mentioned CoHatch in previous posts, but it is an awesome creative space in downtown Worthington for business people in town to work and create in one place. Our executive director Jennifer, our development director Kelly, and I enjoyed a productive brainstorming session on Wednesday. We spent this time working on our future development plan and goals for this next year, focusing on the community and how to further interact with our sponsors, our neighbors, and our volunteers.
On Thursday morning we began our day with an office meeting over our morning coffee, which is my kind of meeting! The five of us, the five staff who work at the pantry together, got to sit down and reconnect with each other, and most importantly we were able to touch base with all of our different tasks, projects, and ideas! Working at a non-profit company is full of ongoing projects and it requires flexibility, creativity, and most importantly, a LOT of patience. I enjoyed listening to everyone’s ongoing projects, what they needed support with, and learning about how each part of the business is connected to every other part. It was a crazy but productive week and I can’t wait to start week #4 in the morning!
Oh, I almost forgot! We were given about 11,000 POUNDS of frozen broccoli this week!!! A truck full of broccoli stopped by with all of it after realizing the company it was headed for over-ordered! Thank goodness for friends and community who helped us out with distributing broccoli to people who need it! A special shout out to Sylvie, another fellow with Community Services, for picking some up! What a week!