|Martha Johnson, our Treasure Box team leader, with the cave man|
Kristy Meyers, our San Diego coordinator, sent our team an email updating us about the Treasure Box deliveries that were being handled all over the county.
"Everywhere I go, it's the same," she noted. "It's pouring down rain, however, the volunteers passing out the food boxes are all joyful."
Kristy notified us that many of our military families received food boxes, compliments of families who wanted to show their gratitude for all the sacrifices made for us. It is sad to hear that last year fifty million Americans struggled to put food on the table, including seventeen million children.
Maybe that's the reason each of the volunteers who participated in Saturday's rainy day distribution had smiles on their faces. They know in their hearts that they are making a difference, offering a hand up to families who need to stretch their food dollars. It was extra special for me because we needed additional helpers to handle the increased workload and my wife and son volunteered to help out in the drenching rain. They too had big smiles as they off-loaded two hundred boxes from the semi.
We were able to keep our customers dry by setting up a drive-through lane. It was a pleasure to do something worthwhile for our community. If you are looking for a way to make a difference during the Holidays, consider making a donation to the Treasure Box. Volunteers are always welcome. Consider ordering a Holiday Box to give to a needy family, complete with a Butterball Turkey and other delicious fixings. May you be abundantly Blessed during this Holiday season and may those struggling to put food on their table know that there are people out there who genuinely care about them. This is what makes our country so great, there is a willingness to reach out, even on a rainy day.