Monday, June 28, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

For the past 6 months I've listened to my farmer friend speak of a poor gentleman he had previously delivered food to prior to him falling ill. He spoke of this man's shack he lived in, describing with great detail the sight of his sleeping arrangements in the winter months beside the wood stove. I always felt bad for his situation but it really did not strike a cord until a little over a month ago. My farmer friend told me that the man walked over to his house. (no less than a 5 mile journey) Said he'd been "basically been living on rice."

There is so much hunger in this world, it is just wrong! One of our most basic needs. How can we as neighbors allow this to happen?

That day,that statement was the beginning of the end of his hunger.

Tomorrow will make our 5th weekly food delivery to his home. My farmer friend & I along with the help of some of our family & friends have been able to put together boxes filled with eggs, fresh garden vegetables, frozen and canned goods even clothing and household goods.
(We are ALWAYS looking for donations so any locals willing to contribute non-perishable items please contact me.)

Do you have an over abundance of eggs, lots of garden vegetables, leftovers? If so, I challenge you to help someone local! If it wasn't for my New Year's resolution to deliver a weekly meal to my farmer friend our relationship would have never flourished. Now I see him daily, 7 months later and I can't imagine my life without him! LOVE that old man & his wife! (and so does MM and the kids)

12 comments:

fullfreezer said...

What a fabulous way to pay it forward! I have taken excess produce to our local food bank in the past but it would be great to have a personal connection with another person or family.
Keep up the good work!
Judy

Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

What a God honoring deed. That is awesome.

jenn said...

Outstanding idea! You're an inspiration. I'm going to look into what I can do right now.

Little Messy Missy said...

xoxoxoxo

J said...

That is awesome. What a way to live before your children. They will remember that forever. And what a way to touch someone's life. You're an incredible example.

wvsimplicity said...

Bless you my dear! There needs to be more caring people like you and your farmer friend and family. May all the good you do come back to you in the days ahead.

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a great thing to do!

Your garden looks very productive. makes me wish it were possible for me to have one too. I enjoy the satisfaction of seeing things grow and produce abundantly. Unfortunately we are renting and are unable to have a garden this year.

livinginalocalzone said...

I agree, this is a great initiative, and something that might fall under the radar for many. I'm working this year with a food-security group that manages several gardens in our area to grow fresh produce for people who otherwise would not have access to it for financial reasons. The produce is delivered to them at pick-up locations each week, along with more traditional staples. Planting seeds for this, and knowing that soon will come the harvests for individuals is a special feeling.

ANyway, long-winded way to say, I really admire what you are doing, and the conscious awareness you have for others.

Anna Gretta said...

You set a wonderfu example Kim I am so proud, what you are teaching your children is a priceless lesson !

Cher said...

Your post made me cry. I do not live near you, but would somehow like to help, even in some small way. I crochet, and I make afghans. Could that be something that might help? I am sure i can have one finished by the colder weather. Please let me know.

Dessa said...

And this is how the world is supposed to work. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am so glad that this couple is surrounded by truly caring neighbors.

Country Girl said...

THANKS for all your sweet comments!