Although, I’m not a fan of canned foods, other than home canned, I do buy just a few canned items like tomatoes, tomato paste, olives and sauerkraut. Not much else, anymore. And it would be my hope that most everyone could buy whole foods, as fresh as possible and go home and cook on a stove.
On the news over the past few days, I saw a local food bank that was taking in donations from people who were lined up in their vehicles. They’d drive up and hand over a bag of food; almost all of that food was canned. The thought of keeping tons of donated, perishable food fresh would be daunting and nearly impossible. This was the way to go. And for the millions of people in this country who are faced with food insecurity at the moment, it was a gift from God – yes, I am a believer.
I believe that people like to work and make a living and a life for themselves, but there are few opportunities, if any, for many people right now. And in order to feed their families, they will appreciate help and be grateful. It is only a means to an end, as opportunities arise again, and people are able to get out and help themselves, they will live their own lives again. Every bit helps and once in a while it happens. Doing our best to get through rough situations is trying on our souls, though it strengthens our character. It lets us know what we are capable of; it puts into perspective the the life that we choose to live. The opportunities and options will come back, for every problem there is an answer.