Saturday, January 30, 2010

Food Pantry (30/365)


“In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.”
~ John Ruskin

TIME: 10:15 AM
PLACE: Home Sweet Home
SUBJECT: Food Pantry

Today I had to do something that I was hoping I wouldn't have to do again - visit a food pantry. Rent is due Monday. Cam needed the supplies to construct his science fair poster board. I had to put gas in the car. There just wasn't any way to fit much grocery money into the equation. I had to set aside my pride and ask for help.

I am so grateful to have this resource available for Cam and I. Not only was it needed, but it puts a face on what we do when we volunteer at the food bank. I will admit that I was a little surprised by a few items that I found in the bags. The United Airlines "Active" snack boxes, Star Trek and Austin Powers trading cards, and dark chocolate/espresso cookie sticks were a little unexpected, but do tell - what does one do with Caramel Color Glazed Pork Pate de Campagne and Linseed Bread?

I'll let you know what I figure out!



Sedorah said...

Nothing wrong with needing some help. I'm glad it's there for you when you need it. And since you've been volunteering there, you give as well as receive, a nice balance.

And just remember - "I think you're shagedelic baby! You're switched on! You're smashing! You're shagadelic, baby!"

Gotta love that Austin Powers.

we're doomed said...

Linseed bread?