Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Pound for Pound" challenge donation #1

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!! 


  1. You are such an awesome person. And what a fabulous donation :)

  2. I love that you are doing this brig. you are inspiring others to do the same.

  3. Thanks ladies!! It really was a fun experience! Now to put in the hard work and donate more.