Posted by Sarah
Foodbanks, social justice and why we need a new conversation about poverty – http://wp.me/ptoDk-1LM
Posted on December 30, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I volunteer with the local food pantry, soup kitchen, and emergency homeless shelter. In 3 short months, I see those who come in for all sorts of reasons and in different stages of life.
The biggest thing I’ve found is that aid should be given before hopelessness kicks in – this was the biggest surprise from most people. Hopelessness! 😐
I also see people doing just the minimum to receive aid. But we are to give aid and then they must use their own free will to continue the upward motion.
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Yes, I can see how hopelessness could set in. As you have noted, lots of different people end up using these facilities for lots of different reasons. I think it is important for us all to remember that any of us could end up in a similar situation.
Thanks for your input.
Do you have a current blog that I could look at?
Yeah, I currently post under ALetterFromHome.wordpress.com.
Thank you. 🙂
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