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She signed her email "Scared Mom" and we responded

Updated: Jun 17

On a Sunday morning in late March I opened Helping Harvest so a desperate mom could shop. She found Helping Harvest through a Google search and sent us an email signed “Scared Mom.” Her husband had just lost his job and they had nothing. She was worried about how she was going to feed her two sons.

Sometimes I forget how meaningful our little food assistance program can be to people, especially during these dark days when we worry about our loved ones getting sick, job loss and bare grocery store shelves. I was missing church to help this family, but I was DOING what the church calls us to do – to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

I reflected on this as I watched and listened to this mom shop and interact with one of her boys. Mom tentatively asked if she could take more than one package of butter. I saw her relax as she added the butter, plus meats, rice, frozen products and more into her cart. Her son was all smiles as he walked around carrying a box of frozen waffles and pizza.

“This place is awesome,” he said. “It’s just like a grocery store only smaller and more convenient.”

Serving this family was the best part of my day, and it reminded me that God put Helping Harvest and those of us who run it here for this season of crisis. What an honor it is to represent Him and serve our community and neighbors during this stressful time.

If you or someone you know is in need of food Helping Harvest can assist. Learn more about the program here.


Photo by Enrico Mantegazza on Unsplash.

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