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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 07:38 AM
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47. I used to do volunteer work for local food pantries...
in this area every winter. I still would if I was younger, stronger and as able bodied as I was back then.

I had a 3/4 ton cargo van and I'd often get calls to go to this area's large grocery distribution warehouses and pick up loads of food that the dates were about to expire on and deliver them to the food drive's distribution centers to be given out to the needy.

When Reagan was in office lots of people around here were jobless and going hungry, myself and my family included sometimes. This time things are worse, from what I've been hearing from some of the folks who still run the food pantries. If you're hungry and you're able to do a little work and help out, contact these organizations that are trying to help feed people and volunteer to help do whatever work they need done. It will give you something to do to keep your mind off your own troubles, as you help out others who are in trouble, like yourself. Most of the time these organizations will see to it that you and your family don't go hungry, especially if you are willing to do a little work for them and help them to help others. Never be ashamed to ask for help if you need it. To offer help, in return for asking for help, makes that bitter pill far easier to swallow I have found.

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