July 2012 Day of Nurture…check!

On July 28, we had our second Day of Nurture in Franklin Square.  Although there was a forecast for rain from 4pm when our event was scheduled to start, the weather was perfect -sunny and not excessively hot as it has been recently.  In the span of an hour and a half, we had served a meal to over 100 people in the park.  We also handed out water to people in the neighboring park.

Thank you to our sponsors for providing us with food and to all our wonderful volunteers who helped us in preparing food items, transporting the equipment to Franklin Square, serving meals, and conducting outreach.

We will be posting photos of the event soon, so keep checking back!

Food Donations for the next Potluck!

In One Day DC is  a completely donation based project meaning everything we acquire for the event is out of the kindness of others. If you would like to donate food for the next Potluck on  Saturday, July 28th,  or if you are  connected to a local business who would like to donate, please email us at inonedaydc@gmail.com!

Day of Nurture!!!

In a 24-hour period, we were able to pull it off!

Friday afternoon, we collected donations of apples, muffins, peanut butter, and jelly from a local school.

Friday night, we drove around downtown DC collecting unsold salads, sandwiches, and wraps from Pret a Manger locations through our partnership with Thrive DC.

Saturday morning, we collected donations of bagels from Panera and prepared sandwiches from them.

Saturday afternoon, we drove all of the tables, utensils, and food items down to Franklin Square where we met with our group of amazing volunteers from the DC Volunteers meetup group at Franklin Square.

At 2:30pm, a line of people waiting to be served their meal formed  as soon as we started pulling out the tables in the park!

the line at around 3:00pm

Day of Nurture was an amazing success!!  Our volunteers served a meal to over 150 people!

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this happen!  We are beyond overjoyed.

We were completely overwhelmed by the generosity and the enthusiasm we received in the execution of what was merely an idea two months ago -so much, in fact, that we are actually trying to form  permanent partnerships to make this event a monthly occurrence!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!