This morning I had the wonderful privilege of watching the joy on the faces of the realtors of North Arkansas as they helped load up the food they had purchased for 10 area food banks. Please allow me to share that joy with you!
|When we arrived, the fork lift driver was already||hard at work unloading the big truck.|
|Gary found the person in charge to find out where we were to be in the pick up line.|
|All the cartons were unloaded before any food bank representatives picked up their share.|
|Then the realtors jumped in and began loading trucks, vans, and trailers with the food that they had graciously provided. Representatives from area banks also helped with the loading.|
|At least ten area food banks were given donations, plus area shelters and the Salvation Army!|
|Then came our turn to receive a donation for the food bank alliance we represented.|
|We took the delivery to a church that graciously shares its space for an area food distribution center.|
|This is inside one of the food rooms. This volunteer is showing me the empty shelves after supplying 96 families with food the day before.|
|My husband Gary wheeling in the food we picked up which the realtors had purchased. We are blessed to have a great bunch of realtors who stock the food bank shelves every Christmas Season!|
|Just a sampling of the foods...|
|And of course, peanut butter and ramen noodles!|
This reminds me of the words of Jesus from Matthew 25 where Jesus says,"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
From the words of some wonderful 6th graders as quoted in a former post,
EVERYBODY CAN DO SOMETHING!