andrew serio

13 December 10:05 am

When I think about the holiday season, I often reference the copious amounts of food, drink and outstanding company of my family and friends from years past. These are luxuries that I have grown accustomed to over my lifetime and have come to expect on an annual basis. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same fortune that many of us benefit from around the holidays. This fact is evident every time I volunteer to help those in need, especially during this time of year.

Along with several other D.C. United and United for D.C. staff members, we took a few hours out of our day to volunteer at one of the most hospitable places I have ever been, Miriam’s Kitchen.

We prepared and served lunch of tuna salad, vegetables, crackers, and fruit to over 75 guests during the lunch shift.  We baked cookies, & muffins, bagged trail mix, poured coffee & hot cocoa, and spent time with some great individuals playing bingo, handing out raffle prizes and simply talking.  To learn more about all of the ways in which Miriam's Kitchen empowers individuals, visit www.miriamskitchen.org.