I am sure I have mentioned we are growing vegetables here on the farm. The spinach and kale have been ready for a couple weeks. Oh what to do with enough spinach and kale to feed a small army?
Since we have been busy I said” let’s do what we said and feed some hungry people!” Trina agreed, so I get on the phone and start looking for soup kitchens. OMG, who would have thought it could be so difficult… One place told me… ” no sir we don’t have a soup kitchen but if you are giving it away just bring it by” no thanks I’m trying to feed some hungry people that need the food today.
I called another and they all answer the same.” Hello such and such company how can I direct your call? Please Hold for miss selfish. ” This time was crazy!
“ Hi this is miss selfish”,
me “are you a soup kitchen?”
“oh yes, we put on a dinner each Saturday but the guy in charge of that isn’t in. So you have spinach and kale you want to give away?”
Me,” yes ”
Miss Selfish. “Well stop by the office here and I’m sure the girls and I will take a few bags then you can go over to the warehouse, there are guys that work in there, you know where it is?”
Miss Selfish continues…” They will take some and the rest we will put in the food pantry refrigerator.”
Then she says” what time will you be by? I go to lunch around noon…”
My first thought was OMG no wonder they have a “will work for food sign” the greedy bitch ate all the food!
So anyway I kept trying and after a couple hours, and five hundred Hail Marys, I found a real, live soup kitchen – they feed twelve hundred people a month! I was super happy so Trina and I picked and picked we ended up with forty large bags of spinach and kale.
It was a bit of a ride but it was cool we are off to do what we said we wanted to do. We arrived to some happy faces, they did not know we were coming. I had spoken to the Little SIster of Jesus and Mary outreach who told me about them. My next thought was ok that was a couple rows now what?
I called around and I came up with nothing, nada, zip… My third thought was I can’t stand these organizations they just aren’t right.
Then I remembered the place we dropped off the food, I’ll call them.
It worked out great he told me of a Christian crisis center where they will take in families, homeless etc… I called them and a Mr. Barnes answered, he said they would love some fresh food! Its a real center not this fake corporate crap. You can only stay three days. They feed fifty people a day. Our first delivery was 38 bags, I hope they liked it ’cause I’m coming back with more!
I learned something since doing this, I thought I would be happy…
Nope as we drove away I said to Trina ” I really wish I could do more”
Have a great Tuesday