Tag Archives: Food Banks

Teamwork.You Can Bank On It

“Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,” — Isaiah 58:7, quoted on a banner in the church On a brisk and sunny January afternoon I went to the bank, The Oregon Food Bank. Together with my co-workers … Continue reading

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A Smiling Cat

“A safe haven, rain or shine, serving warm meals to those in need since 1991.” — Potluck in the Park “[In hobo language of days gone by a] smiling cat meant, “Kindhearted Woman” – someone who could be counted upon for … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 363* – Giving Conduits

“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante Conduits are always moving but never move. Highways move goods across the nation. Pipes move life giving water. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 361 – An Idea To Connect Food Waste With Hunger

“How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? You can’t scare him–he has known a fear beyond every other.” — John Steinbeck, The Grapes of … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 181 – They Eat Before I Eat

Bought and delivered a couple cases of canned food to the Sunshine Food Pantry before I went out for lunch today.  I usually don’t think much about lunch. However, today I tried something different for lunch. Before I ate, I went … Continue reading

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