Thursday, April 1, 2010

Horse Friends (sold)

6x8, oil on canvas panel
For about 5 years now I have been volunteering at the food pantry one day a week. With our economic slowdown, our pantry has been extremely busy. We have had people who have never had to ask for help before, and they are embarrassed and humiliated, although we try our best to make them feel at ease. I'm writing this because you may have thought about donating some things to your local food pantry. Yesterday I weighted and put up 416 pounds of donated food in addition to filling orders. I did NOT have to lift weights that day!!
Some suggestions, other than food which is always appreciated, are toiletries (deodorant and shampoo), cleaning supplies, and diapers. You might contact your local pantry to see what they need. If you are planting a garden this year, I encourage you to plant a row or two for the hungry. It is so wonderful to give out fresh vegetables, and they are greatly appreciated.

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