Here are some stories of our giving angels.
We met one lady that is a volunteer at the food bank and she expressed a sincere thank you to our teen group for getting donations. She gladly made a donation.
We met a couple with their children that said they are recipients of the food bank and if it weren't for them then they wouldn't be able to feed their children each month.
One lady was not going to donate, which we honor everyone's wishes but she says to one of the teens, "What are you taking money for anyway?" When the teen expressed that we are trying to help stop hunger in our community and help those in need, the woman says "Oh well then, all I have is $10 is that okay?" Um YES! That was a huge donation, thank you lady!
We also met a man that had his son in the vehicle with him on a breathing machine. He said that he receives help through the food bank and if it weren't for their assistance he didn't think he could care for his son.
FYI: Not sure if everyone knows this, I didn't before I got involved with the food bank...but they not only give out food items but they also assist people with paying their utility bills. How awesome is that!
The NBC Youth group will present the food bank with a check from the road block donations within a few weeks when they are scheduled to have a service day. They will be going to volunteer for a day. The boys will be outside mowing and cleaning the outside of the building while the young ladies will be inside helping to hand out food boxes and cleaning the inside. We invite anyone interested in coming out to help, just call me and let me know.
On a personal note: It really made my heart smile yesterday watching these teens and seeing all the smiling faces so willing to give to others. If you ever feel that you are searching for something in life or need a hobby I encourage you to find something that will give you passion and become a volunteer. Even if it's to read to an elderly neighbor because again all you need is a willing heart and some time. You don't need money to make a difference to some one else.
A BIG THANK YOU to the Kimball Mayor, David Jackson for his quick response to help, the interest he expressed in assisting the food bank and for his personal donation when he came by to support us at the road block. A GREAT BIG thank you to Chief, Tommy Jordan for his quick action to get all the appropriate paperwork and dates in line for the road block. Thank you both for helping make this event a great success.
Please keep checking back for updates on upcoming events on the What's New page. Please post on this blog and share the Help Stop Hunger campaign with all your friends and family. If you see a mason jar in town please send me a picture of you making a donation so I can post it in the blog.
Most importantly I thank God for his grace, his love, and his mercy. Enjoy these photos from the road block!