Thanksgiving gives rise to a unique way of viewing the world. We are encouraged and even required to slow down, take time out and, of course, be grateful. In our everyday life, we know we are grateful but this holiday requires us to make it our focal point.
In our work here at Second Harvest, we are reminded daily of families who don’t have food every day, especially children. Kids who rely on their weekend back packs for food to satisfy a growling stomach. Seniors who count the days to receive their monthly box of provisions, mothers and fathers who know they can visit their neighborhood food pantry to help get through the month and even veterans who stop by for a hot meal at the local soup kitchen as they plan their next step after their service.