Yesterday, Sally from the Neighborhood Congregational Church asked me to meet her and Julie at the Food Pantry to help unload some food donations. Naively, I thought that would be no big deal until they arrived with two SUVs overflowing with non-perishable items they and their friends had collected outside of Albertsons.
Volunteering at a food pantry provides an almost infinite number of gratifying moments. Close to the top of the list is the knowledge that so many Laguna residents like Sally and organizations like the Congregational Church share our belief that people simply shouldn’t go hungry.
To them, to Albertsons and to shoppers who donated food and money this weekend, thank you so much.
Andy Siegenfeld, chair, Laguna Food Pantry