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On the Fourth Day of Giving, My Food Bank Gave to Me…

By Dorothy Boddie December 23, 2016

444 partners serving!

The food bank and I go way back. For the past 20 years, I’ve driven my car up to their doors and they’ve helped me load it with boxes filled with beans, greens, grains, meat, dairy, and lots of produce.
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I currently run the Outreach Ministry at Allen Chapel AME.  We see all kinds of people come through the doors of our pantry. A lot of them are parents. Sometimes they’re working two and three jobs, but they just can’t get the budget to stretch far enough to include enough food.  Sometimes they’ve just lost their jobs.
It brings me joy knowing that we can help them fill in that gap. I consider reaching out to families who are struggling one of the most important things I can do in this life. Everyone deserves food, and to be treated with dignity.
We couldn’t do our work without the food bank – our partnership is what allows our pantry to exist. They give us food, training, and moral support! And we can stretch our outreach budget so much farther than we could if we were spending our money on food.
Will you make a generous gift to the food bank today so that they can keep partners like me supplied with food and ready to meet the need?
I hope you will – together we can solve hunger.