Volunteering at a foodbank during the coronavirus outbreak

Sophia, age 18

On Thursday morning, I was faced with a dilemma – volunteer at my local foodbank to help those most in need during the coronavirus crisis, or stay at home and keep myself and others safe. It felt like a Catch-22 situation. Most of the volunteers I work with at foodbank are over 70 years old and so I felt duty-bound to volunteer so that they could continue self-isolating. I would much rather put myself at risk than them. However, I am currently struggling with increased symptoms of anxiety and OCD, and venturing outside seemed like an almost impossible task. 

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