On Saturday, March 16th, Psi Beta members joined 31 other volunteers at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Their mission statement is a single sentence, but it is a difficult one: to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin.

We were happy that we could assist them in a small way by working with the other volunteers to fill boxes with food. Everyone was assigned different tasks to create an assembly line, which started with creating a box and ended with the box being filled with food, taped closed, and put on a pallet to distribute. Regardless of the task, everyone worked together as a well-oiled machine; we had to operate as one, or the entire line would be stopped, and fewer boxes would be filled.

Our group of 38 volunteers packed 1,064 boxes with 27,000 pounds of food in just two hours. The boxes were then distributed to senior citizens on fixed incomes.

Psi Beta meets every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Building 4, Room 4271. Our activities include psychology-based discussions, Thriving Thursdays, volunteer and community engagement events, and other presentations.

If you are interested in learning more about future Psi Beta events, please reach out to Faculty Advisor Jennifer Merrill at merrill@smccd.edu or Sebastian Sutjipto, the Skyline College Chapter President, at sutjiptos1@my.smccd.edu.

We hope you can come by and join us!

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