My Lutheran church assists the local homeless shelter in our area every month. I’m the one that purchases the food. We have other volunteers that prepare the meals. I use to prepare breakfast, usually I was alone, and prepared a home cooked meal for about 31 guests. I enjoyed it immensely. The time flew by very quickly and I enjoyed interacting with the guests while I was there.
But purchasing the food still keeps me connected even though I physically can’t be there to prepare the meals since it conflicts with my schedule. Because of the weather forecast for later this week, I’m thinking about dropping off the food early.
Regardless of the season, it’s important to remember there are always people in need of assistance. Many that are at the shelter do have jobs, some have lost their jobs and others have had their hours cut, which makes them unable to afford a home. This shelter can only hold a small amount of people, 35 maximum. I can’t help but think about the ones that are unable to be placed in the shelter. This is in a rural area, so the shelters are sparse. While some might think that the need isn’t great, if you are in a rural, predominantly white, area, they would be wrong.