By Maureen McNair
Last Saturday morning, a woman I had never met drove over to my house and gave me $300 in cash. To be fair, I had spoken with her on the phone earlier in the day when she used her credit card to pay the fees for over a week at a county campground. Her altruism was on behalf of a homeless US Marine and his family who showed up at the South Bay Food Pantry earlier in the day. The Marine, David, with his two year old son in tow, found our pantry through 211 emergency services. One of our pantry volunteers gave David a standard bag of food we create for unsheltered guests. Saturday was a busy day. Our pantry has seen a 25% increase in clients over the last two weeks. Last Saturday when David showed up, we served 127 heads of household, representing about 570 people, in 90 minutes. I did not have a chance to get to know David until he came back later to give me his phone number. He had offered to volunteer.
The South Bay food pantry will be open every Saturday in May from 11 am - 12:30 pm.
Cantemos por nuestras vidas / We Are a Gentle, Angry People
Cuando el Pobre / When the Poor Ones
De Colores / All the Colors
Fuente de Amor / Spirit of Life
Hemos de triunfar / We Shall Overcome
La lucecita mia / This Little Light of Mine
Los barandales del puente
Ven, ven, alégrate hoy / Enter, Rejoice, and Come In
Ven, ven, cual eres, ven / Come, Come, Whoever You Are
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