It goes without saying that it takes a committee of volunteers to “get the work done.”
The South Windsor Democratic Town Committee of angels showed up yesterday and went into action for our “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Holiday Food Drive”. I am indebted once again to those who were able to not only work the food drive, but to those who could not work but dropped off food and cash donations both at the Center and to me anyway and to those who were able to let me know of personal conflicts.
We raised $800 in cash donations, as well as four vanloads of groceries–vans packed to the “gills.”
The outpouring of caring and sharing was evident, more than ever before. While cash donations were down a bit overall (donations have varied over the past five years from $750-1,400), the food donations were up. We were overcome with pure joy having customers come out with one, two, three, four bags for us—and walking away with either no bags of groceries for themselves or just one or two personal bags. Generosity prevails still, gratefully, in these uneasy times. But nothing tops what happened at Geissler’s: Aubrey, age 4, collected food for the Food Bank at her birthday party yesterday. After her friends left, Aubrey, her sister, and mom brought the food to Geissler’s to donate.
It just does not get any better than that. It just does not.
I know that you join with me in sending a shout out to all who volunteered, including Em and Maddie Appleton, Mark Lassman, and Roger Anderson (Patriotic Commission), and to members Pat Saimond, Sheila Appleton, Joe Kennedy, Winnie Wilson, Steve and Karen Wagner, Liz Pendleton, Jeanne Spencer, Bill Flagg, Tony and Debbi Duarte, Judy Mercadante [and husband Tony, also], Betty Kuehnel, and Joan Walsh.
Hunger does not take a holiday. Hunger knows no one race, creed, age, social status, or gender. Hunger is mask-less and exists in our community.
Want to get involved in make a difference in our community? Please click here to find out more, because Hunger Never Sleeps.