On Feb. 24, staff members from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing volunteered their morning to prepare and package microwavable meals for Moveable Feast, an organization that provides nutritious foods and other services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses and conditions.
The volunteers arrived at the Moveable Feast campus (a former incense-processing factory) and broke up into three groups to prepare breakfast items, pack dinner trays by the hundreds, and organize meals for delivery.
The staff volunteer effort was in partnership with the East Baltimore campus's Student Outreach Resource Center, known as SOURCE, which provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities through community outreach.
Moveable Feast began in Baltimore in 1990 as a small project in a kitchen serving persons living with HIV who were estranged from loved ones. It later spread to cover 14 counties in Maryland and received a state grant to provide meals to people with HIV/AIDS on the Eastern Shore. The nonprofit sends up to seven meals a week to clients, who can choose a meal plan that best fits their needs.
At the end of the SOURCE Day of Service, Moveable Feast reported that the volunteers had prepared 461 meals to help feed people throughout Baltimore.