Thursday, November 6, 2008
When I was first diagnosed with Agoraphobia, (fear of open spaces) and unable to work, I was able to receive food from my local food bank. My friend was in a similar situation, and we vowed to pay back when things turned around for us. Well, they have not, in the sense that we have a lot of money to provide the services our community is missing. What I noticed was, because I live on the town line, the town to my right was a higher income town and their food bank barrel was filled every time I shopped there, but my own town it is scarce every time. I don't think the people in my town realize how great the need is for this service. Their are a lot of seniors here living off very meager pensions, and still having to pay for their own prescriptions. The food they are able to receive from this bank is the difference, for them, between medication and going without food. I am not doing great but I am hoping when I do the craft fair at the end of this month, I will have extra funds to donate and I will set up a sign and ask for donations from the townspeople that come to the fair. Paying back is a crucial part of gratitude. Gratitude always comes first, but it also comes last. I am making Gratitude Rocks that I will give out at the fair and if people are willing to donate to feed hunger, then that will be a wonderful day for me, and for the members of my community.
I wanted to let you know that THIS IS A is Hunger Action Month! It is a great time for all of us to get involved in the fight against hunger in America. I urge you to visit the Hunger Action Center and help Feeding America make a difference for every American who is food insecure. There are many ways you can get involved, please join us today!