Despite the chilly temperatures descending on the Bay Area like an autumn veil, spirits were high among our group of volunteers earlier this month, ready to spread the warming light within.
As part of SAP’s Month of Service, employees worked with the non-profit organization Stop Hunger Now, to prepare food packages to be sent to underprivileged schoolchildren in the Philippines.
A modest food cafeteria on the SAP Palo Alto campus was transformed into a packaging hall with five food stations in total. At every station, 5-10 volunteers worked together in harmonious collaboration to layer soy protein, dried vegetables, rice, and essential nutrients into a plastic bag that was then sealed air tight and transferred to a final station where all food bags found their place in a cardboard box.
After merely one hour and thirty minutes, the group of volunteers managed to fill and package over 10,000 meals for schools, which was the goal for the day. Brilliant group work and determined spirits not only contributed to team bonding, but also served a greater cause.
With boxes full of packaged food and hearts full of love and compassion, SAP employees left work this day knowing they had made a difference.