The head teacher of the Komahun School, Safea, requested that the company host a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year. There are over 300 students in the very small school building. Feeding that many children is quite a task considering the cost of food here in Sierra Leone. Here, food items are much more expensive and harder to come by. Most people eat a diet of rice and starchy vegetables that grow easily near the village. As simple as it would be to get a bunch of sandwiches, hot dogs, or pizza slices in the U.S., here we cannot even acquire enough bread to accommodate the number. Thankfully, Safea saved us from our puzzlement of what we could possibly procure and asked for specific items. The list included a 100 pound bag of rice, a box of fish, onions, tomatoes, a gallon of groundnut oil (peanut oil), salt and a few other items. Although this was still an expensive purchase, it saved us from figuring amounts and also the concern of how to prepare it all. Items are to be given to the teachers tomorrow and they will prepare for the picnic. I’m hoping it doesn’t rain.