Monday's mean were at Metro Relief working in the food pantry. This is the time of year when the food donations are probably at there lowest. There isn't much food to sort or pack, so I took advantage of the down time and shot some pictures for our next Metro Relief newsletter.
The good news is that in two weeks food donations will start pouring in from the schools. Many of the local elementary schools conduct food donations in time for the holidays. So we have avoided ordering food to allow us to clear the shelves and prepare for the incoming donations.
Most food pantry shelves are at the fullest from Thanksgiving though mid-February. Many people are conscious of doing good and donating to the poor during this time of year. Those big donations have a big impact on the operations of most food pantries.
So while today, we didn't have much to do except clean up in anticipation of the coming donations, we did enjoy the down time with our sweet friends.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38