Leave Your Mark Tour: Day 8
Posted on 14 September 2017
The founders of YXU have embarked on a 8 day road trip titled the “Leave Your Mark” tour to celebrate the one year anniversary of launching YXU. They will be traveling to Washington D.C, New York City, and Boston to volunteer in the community and network with community leaders to share YXU’s mission with a new audience.
The last day of our road trip was similar to the first seven. We we're up early and headed south of Boston to Jamaica Plain to volunteer at an organization called Community Servings. Community Servings believes in the healing power of food and prepares and delivers meals to thousands of low income individuals suffering from various diseases and ailments who are unable to provide the types of nutrition that their medical conditions require.
We again spent the day preparing food and labeling boxes of food to go out for delivery. But the most rewarding and educational part of our day was when we got to sit down Executive Chef Kevin Conner to learn more about Community Servings and his passion for food and helping others. Having worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Boston and upstate New York, Kevin was called to make a change and join Community Servings to fulfill his desire to serve others through what he loves most: cooking. He explained how rewarding it is to work within the unique dietary restrictions of his clients, while using locally sourced ingredients, to delivery food that he believes truly helps in clients healing process.
His passion for helping others resonated with our entire team and had us leaving feeling motivated to continue to grow the YXU community and serve communities across the country. Motivated, but in a rush to beat traffic, we quickly got on the road and headed back home to Cleveland, Ohio to rest up for a day or two before getting back to work building leaders and strengthening communities.
I am so thankful for all of the people that we got to meet over these 8 days. Spending time in close quarters with close friends actively pursuing our dreams together was an opportunity I will be forever grateful for.
Chef Conner was one of the most genuine and passionate people we met on our road trip. He is one of the best in his field and is driver to serve others, which is a status I hope to replicate in my own career. Thank you to everyone for all the support these past few months!
Year one is in the books, but YXU has plenty of big things on the horizon. I am excited to continue to see our community grow and thankful to be a part of it.