Friday, March 06, 2009


Our FLOTUS took the time to visit a local serving station in D.C. that serves food to the homeless.

During her visit, Mrs. Obama urged people to donate food and, if they can't afford that, then to just give a hand.

"There is a moment in time when each and every one of us needs a helping hand," she said after leaving the serving station. "Miriam's Kitchen has become a place where so many people have been able to find that helping hand."

"Their work here has meant the world to so many and it is an example of what we can do as a country and as a community to help folks when they're down," Mrs. Obama said. "Helping is an easy thing to do."
The fruit salad served along with the risotto, steamed broccoli, apple-carrot muffins and whole wheat rolls was prepared with fresh fruit donated by the White House. Eight cases were sent over, enough to make Thursday's salad and be used at breakfast for two weeks, said Scott Schenkelberg, executive director of Miriam's Kitchen.
Boy has the White House changed! We have a first lady that actually goes out and engages with the public. How wonderful! More pictures are below (courtesy of The Huffington Post)