Before she went skating with her friends on Sunday, 11-year-old Manneka Zimmerman gazed into the bag she’d brought and began to tally how many cans of beans, soups, and packs of rice cakes she had brought to the red recreational vehicle which spent six hours that day parked near the front of the Cabin John Ice Rink’s parking lot.
A large sign affixed to the vehicle instructed those headed in for skating and ice hockey practice to “Come in. Donate Food. Join us in making more holiday meals possible.”
Inside the vehicle were three large glass enclosures – one for cans, another for boxed food and the last for bagged food. As each participant stopped by to drop off their donations, they utilized a large computer terminal to record their name, email address, and the number of containers of food they’d donated.