Last weekend, children's book author Todd Parr lent a hand at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. He hosted more than 60 of his fans at the organization's San Francisco warehouse for a special volunteer shift. When the two-hour shift ended, the group had sorted and boxed up more than 9,000 pounds of fruit. Volunteers were also treated to a book reading, free signed copies of Parr's Love the World and a raffle in which Parr gave away a visit to one lucky child's school. "I think it's important for everyone to do what they can to help someone in need. Especially children--getting them involved in helping their communities early on in life can help build values of generosity and caring that will last a lifetime," Parr said.