Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement: March 2018

By Donna Clark RN, Director

The wind is blowing, it’s cold and wet, and our waiting room is almost empty. Checks come in the first of the month and combined with the weather we do not anticipate many clients today. It’s a good time to reflect and organize.

One of our programs that I believe came about through God is a feeding outreach. We used to provide cookies but, over time, that has expanded to soup on Fridays and full meals every other Monday. We fill in the gaps with cold sandwiches when we have to. Sometimes God provides; like the day Chick-fil-A walked in with sandwiches and chicken nuggets unannounced. To feed between 30-50 different people it takes a special, very organized person to be sure everyone who is hungry gets something to eat. One of our volunteers is a retired home economics teacher and she runs that area with a strong loving fist; no one leaves here hungry. She manages that room which also stores our donated clothing and polices the area so things do not disappear to someone who is not deserving or in need.  She is everyone’s Mom!

The agency is also blessed by people who are willing to prepare food and bring it into the office. One person in Gumboro, DE prepares or coordinates preparation of delicious soup every Friday. You can tell it is made with love!

Each volunteer brings their gifts to our table and we feel God’s love every time we are open our doors. God is so good all of the time and we are so blessed! Thank you God.

I Corinthians 12: 12-27