Simple conversations and lending a helping hand
I went up to the Tuesday night food bank at one of my local towns.
I want to give out garden seed packets that they can hand out. I hope to encourage people to grow a garden and also have the seeds they might need without going out and buying seeds. So next week I will take up bagged garden seeds with helpful tips for planting and harvesting.
And as with any time there are seeds, the talk turns to gardening. It was not long before I was answering questions about garden issues and giving out tips. I also talked about a few of my different seeds that I grow and made arrangement to drop off seeds for those that are unique to the people helping at the food bank.
The food bank had too much of the salvaged food that comes from delis and gas stations last night. It is not my favorite type of food but if the cupboards are bare and times are tough it can help a family. I knew of 4 families that could use some so they brought me out 4 medium sized boxes and I put things in. The one guy helped add to the boxes, lol. They were full. And a good deal of these items can be frozen so it should help people out.
So last night I made 3 stops and made a few people very happy. My nephew took another box for his sister-in-law who had more monetary issues than I knew. It was nice to see smiles and share a few laughs.
I have dropped of food for my nephew before and at first he was happy to have it but kind of reserved. Now he gladly takes what I can bring. As I told him, if its not given away its tossed in a dumpster.