Can there be any job more difficult and gut wrenching than to work in a food pantry when the food supply is low?
How many of us have had to tell an 87-year-old widow that there is not enough food to get her through the month? What do you say to a single mother of three who comes in to the pantry in tears and feeling ashamed because food stamps are not enough to feed her family?
When food supplies are low, how can we provide to the needy of our community? How challenging it would be to parcel out such limited amounts of food and know that it will not be enough?
That is what it is like at the Aurora food pantry and food pantries everywhere, when food quantities are limited and shelves are nearly bare.
Can there possibly be a better place for our city to invest just $1,000 a month? Is there any other place where that money can provide a greater impact in helping some of our citizens and neighbors survive?
We know of no other.
Thank you Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin and members of City Council for caring for those in our community that are in the most dire need.
Bruce Harris, Aurora