Every week I volunteer in my church's food pantry. I started because I am recently retired and was looking for something meaningful to do. I knew that people utilized food pantries, but I never really thought about those people. As I started to meet our guests, I realized that all of the stereotypes in my head were completely wrong. These are hard-working, caring people who have run into bad luck. A job loss. A health crisis. A death in their family. A divorce. Something to tip the scale. Simply being unlucky can change a life.
Imagine trying to feed yourself and a family with this.
To sum it up, currently unlucky people depend on currently lucky people to share. There is a flood of donations around Christmas. But then people tend to go on with their lives and don't make a point to continue to donate. Please....share your luck. Find a food pantry near your home and donate some canned goods. Your donation could turn someone's unlucky day into a lucky one.