He wanted to speak with the lady who helps with food. He saw it on First Coast News and he wanted to help. He lives in Micanopy and he and his wife drive through Hastings all the time. He said it feels like a second home to him. He told me he might not be able to do much but he wondered if we could “stretch it”. I told him I sure did know how to stretch donations.
He went on to say that he didn’t think anyone should be hungry and he wanted to do what he could to help.
He told me that in Newberry, they were having a similar problem. Kids set a fire in the food bank and now it is closed until they can get it repaired.
And so, even though his own community is struggling, he took the time to shop in and say he wanted to help bring food to a community he cares about.
He wrote a check for $200. He shook my hand and I thanked him and told him it would pay for one week of food.
I really wanted to hug him.
There are so many wonderful people in the world and I am so lucky I get to meet so many of them. It raises my heart up!