Each Monday and Thursday physicians, nurses and other volunteers convene for “Clinic Night”. After a long day in their offices, 30 or so dedicated physicians and nurses come together to provide care and treatment pro bono for those low-income working adults who have no medical insurance.
Bonnie Yarrington is the Monday night kitchen volunteer, keeping the food hot, serving drinks and cleaning up. Meals are usually donated by an organization, church, or local restaurant. But sometimes she does the cooking herself. It is thanks to Mrs. Yarrington that the Moorings Park kitchen caters a meal once a month. We have an additional need for meals during the summer when some of our cooking groups are away.
Supper is served in the small kitchen where all of the volunteers gather around for food and conversation. This is a time of socializing for these professionals who have very little opportunity to do so because of the demands of their day jobs. “The energy and enthusiasm of these wonderful people affects everyone, patients, volunteers and each other! It’s very, very special. And it’s the best dinner party I go to!” says Mrs. Yarrington.