--by mindyjourney, posted Feb 13, 2022
At one point there was a line of over a dozen families waiting for food. We even ran out of the regular staples of cheese and margarine.
One woman was moved to tears, telling us how this was the first time she needed help in feeding her family. We soothed her, expressing how at one time or another we all need a little extra help.
We were short one of our regular volunteers but did the best we could. We even managed to keep the spirits of our visitors up by our camaraderie of “help-it-tude” and all the time behind our masks.
It was wonderful that one of the pantry patrons brought in a bucket of fresh eggs to share.
Fellow volunteers enjoyed my treat of burnt butter cookies. My friend, Cheryl, was also thrilled that I woke early and baked her a loaf of sourdough bread. She needed a little boost. It was a tough holiday for her between recovering from surgery and her husband’s car accident.
It was a great day, feeding not only hungry stomachs but spirits as well. I feel blessed and grateful for our caring community.
I was so exhausted afterwards, I took a 3 hour nap! ðŸ’¤
Sister Mindy, your selfless service at food pantry is very inspiring. Your soothing words did a wonderful job. Your "help-it-tude" is commendable. Thanks for sharing love wherever go.