Thanksgiving will be here in less than a month, and we have a lot to be thankful for this year. We are thankful for people like you that donate your time and your resources to help us keep the doors open. Without your generous gifts, we wouldn't be able to feed the multitude of less fortunate families in middle Tennessee.
In every face that comes through our doors, there's a story. Most people would prefer not to have to come to a food ministry to get help, but they find themselves in situations that necessitate it. Before even talking with them, their faces tell us a story. We see the worried looks of a young mother trying to feed her children on her own, and then the tears and thankfulness when she's offered a listening ear, a helping hand, a word of encouragement, and a big yellow wheelbarrow full of food, toiletries, household items, as well as toys & trinkets for the kids. We see the wrinkled, hagard faces of the elderly, many living alone and having to choose between buying medicine and buying food each month. Most of them tell us they couldn't make it through the month without our assistance. We see the faces that are distorted with pain, sickness and disease that have aged people beyond their years, and we are thankful we are here to help them through another month. We see the downtrodden faces of the men who have hit hard times and are now unable to provide for their families. Many are embarrased to have to lay down their pride and ask for assistance, but then they are thankful to find that there's no judgment for needing help. We are here to love the people with the love of God by feeding them, one soul at a time.
For all of you that help us in any capacity, we thank you.
"Inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of these, you have done it unto Me."