Fellow Army Brat and all round nice guy at the "Easy and Elegant" blog is asking other bloggers to contribute and spread the word about the miserable shape of today's food banks. One screw up begets another and the food banks are in as much trouble as the city banks. This organization, Feeding America, is trying to fix it. Every dollar (.49 cents in 1984 money) buys 10 pounds of food or seven meals. $25 buys 75 meals. So, if you can-- join in on this. Click here to pledge and thanks.
31 March 2009
April Food Day
It happened during the Fall of 1984. He was half covered in a sleeping bag on a bench in Battery Park. He had a long grey beard and tugged at it with a filthy hand. I looked at him and was startled when he caught me staring. He pointed a finger at me and shouted, "This can happen to you! This can happen to you!" Not for one day in the past 25 years have I thought it couldn't happen to me. He's never left me and I'm aware how easy it is to wind up on his bench.