please read and do something
February 27, 2009 4:48pm CST
This morning as I was walking into work at a large retailer I noticed a minivan sitting in the parking lot with 2 adults and 2 children (aged about 3 and 5). They were all sleeping. The windows had that morning dew on them, so you could easily see they were there all night. Management was informed. Not to have them leave but just for the knowledge of it. From the looks of things, this is a family that is affected by the economy downfall. I don't know for sure if they were or not but it got me to think. Grocers throw away a lot of food. I know this because I am in a grocery environment. The food that I throw out is only being thrown because it is on it's expiration date. There are plenty that have been affected by the crisis and by seeing a possible affection of it I have decided to do something. Not long ago, I was going to a church to get extra food items to help feed my family. The food banks around here are scraping for food. I am going to push at my store to be able to take the "trash" that is more than edible to the church that I used to receive help from. I am going to volunteer my own time and vehicle to do this. I hope that many of you will do the same thing. Go to your local grocery stores and request donations. Go to any church you want to drop it off. You do not have to go to a church either. Take it to a fire hall, police station, or anything majorly public like that. Send it to school with your kids and have them ask the teacher to give it to somebody that is hungry. Please help. Many of the unemployed are not the lazy anymore. Jobs have run out. If you think that you are struggling then think about the kids of these same parents that have no place to live. The best place to get food from a grocer is in the produce department. I know for a fact that what is thrown out is not bad.
27 Feb 09
Good. That is nice of you. Here I am living across from a shelter that helps people who have no houses. They get food there too. And the grocery's that are thrown out, get collected by people who need it. The grocery store is not aloud to give the grocery's away. So they throw it out, and others get them and give them to friends, ect. I even have a neighbor who brought me food. What she did not know, is that our refrigerator was empty and had been for almost a week. She was like a God sent! There are also lots of volunteer things here, that help others too. When my health is better, I hope to help as well. Take care.
• United States
12 Jun 09
I think something should be changed. Stores should be allowed to give things away to the needy. It sounds like you have a wonderful neighbor. I'm glad you had someone to help you when you needed it. I know the feeling to be hungry. Take care.