The art of giving
My mother has had to change her diet and there are many thing she just plainly will not longer eat. So, I had a lot of food in my panty that had to go.
I could give it to a local pantry but often times those who need it do not go to a panty.
So I called my one friend and while talking to her told her I had to move food my mom would not eat and planned to take it to a pantry, but did she know anyone who might need it. (I knew she would need it but never admit to it). She asked what I had and said she would take it. I told her anything she did not need or want to give it to someone who would need it. So she ended up with 10 boxes.
There was a call for food for an elderly lady online in one of our communities for help by christmas with food. She had a granddaughter who came to live with her and food was scarce. I packed up food I thought would help them until the lady could contact a local organization and added a few things on a shopping excursion I thought a 14 year old would like.
I had one more bunch of food to move one (my mom will not eat pasta anymore - a staple in my pantry!) So I knew a person that had a bad roof and figured they might need it. I stopped to offer them some high quality plastic for their roof and had food in the car. As he helped me unload the plastic I said I had this food my mom could not longer use and planned to drop it off at the food bank later today or the next day. Did he know anyone that could use it? A local drop would save me gas money driving to the next town. So we unloaded it to his kitchen. I could tell this was something that he really needed.
Have you found a way to give that people won't be insulted or offended? Its hard to admit when you need a helping hand at times
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