Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All Things Food / Making Memories

Last week while I was volunteering at Quest I had the opportunity to be working in the store.

I rarely have a chance to watch the customers as they shop, as my work keeps me in the office.

Watching the steady ebb and flow of customers I noticed a trend with our shoppers that bring in their kids; without fail every child was involved in the shopping process. One mum showed her little boy how to chose the best mango, another child perused the fresh food choosing her favorites to take home. I heard mums and dads happily include goodies in their purchases that all kids love, sweets and fun finger foods. Not worrying so much about the cost of each item.

Seeing this fills me with joy, bringing back the memories of my own childhood, trailing behind my mum as a little girl, testing the firmness and smell of many wonderful foods. I guess you could say that was the beginning of my love affair with all things food.

I am so very thankful for those memories and my mum giving me the skills that I needed in my adult life.

Written by Starla, a Quest Volunteer

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