11 hours ago
Monday, December 7, 2009
Most of us are a comparatively privileged lot. We have jobs, a decent Rolodex, resources. Many do not.
Mrs. T and I work at a food pantry once a week. For years the client count has remained fairly stable. For 2009 that count doubled. In November, it doubled again.
The recent upsurge is directly attributed to a sudden factory closing. In spite of the news, a lot of people are not seeing the end of the recession anytime soon.
Much like the 3 men who accosted Ebenezer Scrooge, I come to you, to ask for your generous contribution for those in need.
Many churches, shopping malls, movie theatres and others have food collection drives this time of year. Please take advantage of them.
The folks in need are your neighbors,most never expected to be in this position, and are grateful for your gifts.