60 bags gone in record time

9600998026_1e868b8972_cSo as you know the Ministry of Caring has a place called the Emmanuel Dining Room which is located in Wilmington, Delaware. My Mom and I visited recently and met Brother Miguel to talk about 3B: Brae’s Brown Bags. Brother Miguel asked us back and I returned with my family on Sunday, August 25th.

Brother Miguel said 50 bags would be okay but we ended up making 60 bags. Two sets of my grandparents, my parents, neighbors and some of my Mom’s coworkers donated bags, water bottles and snacks to help us make extra bags. I stuffed most of the bags by myself but my Mom and my brother Finn helped also. I put a drink and three snacks in each bag. I wanted the snacks to mostly be healthy.

9598208483_7f6840581b_cWe brought them in six big boxes to the Emmanuel Dining Room. My Mom, Brian, Finn, Amelia and me all went and helped on Sunday. We set up all the bags on tables and after people ate their meal they were allowed to have a bag to take with them for food to have later in the day. I helped people find bags with things they might like best. My brother helped me, too. We handed out all 60 bags in just about 20 minutes. I still can’t believe how fast they were all gone! There were a lot of people looking for one and I had to say they were gone, but I helped by giving them some extra sandwiches at the table.

9600999996_a0a4dcb519_cBrother Miguel said the Emmanuel Dining Room would love for us to come back once a month. I think it would be nice if we can have enough bags to be able to do that it wasn’t easy but it was good for the people we helped. I liked when I could give a bag to the kids, because I knew they would like what I packed. It also made me kind of sad though.

In other news, today was my first day of 4th grade. My teacher’s name is Mrs. Mannering, we have the same last name but I don’t know her. I think that is kind of funny. I am happy to be back in school, I got to see my friends. I had to bring 10 composition books. 10! Can you believe that? My friend Trevor from last year is in my class and I am happy about that.