Take it to the people ~
In the old days, it was up to people in need to find their way to a food pantry, even if they didn’t have a car. Today the pantries come to them.
This is especially true today with the rising cost of inflation and food costs it is leaving most people paralyzed and countless families trying to figure out how they are going to make ends meet.
I am grateful for my beautiful family and the members of this organization who don't give out of their abundance but more often give out of their own needs. They understand the plight that people are facing in their homes and on the streets. Every day can seem like a struggle just to take care of your family. But what about those who do not have a way to get to the resources or the much needed food?
We as a group have enlisted countless other volunteers to help assemble care packages, deliver care packages and minister to those broken on the streets or struggling within their own homes. Today, my family helped me assemble care packages to the tune of 73 packages (distributed to displaced people on the streets) and over 13 food boxes (distributed to 5 families). It can be a daunting task. It is also a rewarding work. Knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others. Even in the midst of some of our own great trials.
One of our greatest needs is a refrigerated truck. With a refrigerated truck we would be able to go from community to community in North West Missouri and distribute food packages to people in need. People who generally do not have any other way to obtain food or the means of transportation to drive to a far away city to obtain much needed survival items. For some people the work that we do is literally the difference between life and death or choosing between much needed medication or food.
I am grateful for the many people who give of their time, their resources, their finances to support our ongoing efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. Thank you does not always seem sufficient enough. Thank you.