It was time for the mobile food pantry to end when a young mother literally ran through the door. Out of breath, she anxiously asked “Am I too late?” I assured her she was not too late. She then explained her family had had very little in the house to eat for two days. She had fed everything she had to her kids and she had not eaten during that time. Choking back tears, I assured her she and her family would eat that day. She was beyond words as we began to select food for her family.
Our food pantry coordinator reminds us almost daily that it is a good day when we can feed people.