Since it is still quite cold in the evenings here and during the nights I thought some nice hot Tortilla Soup with lots of zucchini would be good to warm up the people in the parks this past Saturday. We fed 55 people altogether.
Thank you Dave & Linda, Marilyn, Faith, Gerry & Kim, for your awesome help with this meal !! :) You all will be in my heart always !! :)
It was my very last meal served in the City parks and now it is on to new adventures. I decided to stop, for good this time, since at Christmas time I stuffed 72 backpacks full of gifts and necessities and after we handed them out to 72 homeless people not even one acknowledged this or said thank you to me. It felt like, what took me three months to put together, the homeless people saw as an obligation or an entitlement and that just broke my heart. :( A little gratitude can go a long way !! So after 4 years of doing this and 11,430 meals served I have closed up the kitchen.
I would like to thank all of my helpers during the past 4 years once more for your loving support & for giving your time, money and energy to this project. I am ever so grateful and I hope that you are always blessed in return in many, many different ways !! :) The world is a much better place because of all of you in it !! :)
After taking a little time out to tie up all the loose ends from feeding the homeless I will start my next adventure. :) I have been thinking about this and have done some research for a couple of years already and the time is here to actually do it now. :)
Most of you have heard of the school children's Backpack Program, where each child on Friday will get a backpack filled with enough food for the weekend. On Monday the child brings the empty backpack back to school and then everything will repeat itself on Friday.
My plan is to find a Day Care and do the same every week, since many single Mom's are struggling to feed their little ones. And Day Care is so expensive. The plan is to do this only on a smaller scale through my home with the help of people who would like to donate or help out. :) Please let me know if you are interested in continuing to help in one way or another. :)
I am so ready for some innocence and the smiles of all those lil' Day Care Munchkins !! :)