I made my first food pantry donation last Friday! It was awesome dropping off my first 80lbs lost! Sure, I lost most of it a few years ago but I have gained and lost 30 of it a couple times. I am tired of that cycle and this will give me some finality to that vicious up-down pattern. I am moving forward and on my way to the next milestone of 100lbs lost and so on. Most importantly, a wonderful organization has more food available to help their clients.
I didn't realize just how much food and personal items it would take to equal 80lbs. I may have been a few ounces short but I can pad the next donation! I had so much fun shopping for all these goodies knowing that families would be able to eat and not wonder where the next meal would come from. I loved being able to spend a day in this pantry, meeting the staff and the clients and knowing we helped out. I hope to get the chance again.
I leave you with this:
The families they serve are given 2 rolls of TP and 1 bar of soap for the month. But only if they have it to give. Try living on those supplies...I know I couldn't do it. I am so thankful for my job!!