One Day a Great Day for Fellowship and Service, Service, Service
It’s not difficult to measure the success of the Wapahani Division’s recent One Day project at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Indiana. The Kiwanians and Circle K’ers who converged on
the Muncie facility April 2 completed its to-do list in record time.
“We completed a large number of projects,” notes Judith Warrner, the division’s publicity chair. “The program director at Second Harvest had to come up with more projects than she had prepared because our entire group worked hard, efficiently and as a team. We got to see how much more can be done when collaborating with others, which is one of the purposes of Kiwanis One Day.”
In all, 28 Kiwanis members representing clubs from Anderson, Yorktown, Dunkirk, Winchester and Muncie and Delaware County took part in the project. They were joined by more than 100 Circle K
members from Ball State, Notre Dame, Indiana State, Manchester, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. The projects they completed include:
- Cleaning all warehouse racks.
- Placing labels on individual tomato product cans.
- Preparing flour packages for distribution.
- Completing an inventory of all warehouse areas.
- Sorting through bread products to ensure freshness and repackaging for distribution.
- Reassembling, resorting and restocking banana boxes.
- Cleaning semis and box trucks.
- Preparing all empty boxes for recycling.
- Picking up trash and debris from perimeter of the warehouse.
“This was a great time for our different groups to come together for many reasons,” Warrner, says. “We got to know other members of the Kiwanis family and it was an opportunity to learn from one another.”
Observed each April, Kiwanis One day is a time for the entire Kiwanis family to join forces to fill a specific need in their communities. For the Wapahani Division, that meant helping Second Harvest in its mission to make sure the most vulnerable people in East Central Indiana are free from hunger.
“It was a great day of fellowship and service,” says Jim Warrner, the division’s lieutenant governor.