We are grateful to be in a position where we are able to help those who help others, and there is always a great need, not only at the holidays, but throughout the year.
Last year, upon reviewing our holiday donations budget, we decided to extend that gift throughout the year in monthly donations. The recipient of our monthly donations is the St. Vincent De Paul Society in Norwich CT.
This group serves 320 families and an additional 900 individuals, for an approximate total of 1900 people monthly. Of that, 780 are children.
What does it take to feed that many people? We do not know, but over the past months, some of what we have donated is: 200 lbs of rice, 120 lbs of vegetables, gallons of soup, 150 lbs of sugar, and much more. That is only what we as one donor have given.
We are grateful to be in such a position that we are able to help on such a scale, and the recipients are so incredibly grateful as well.
So throughout the year, if you are able, consider the gift of giving to a local soup kitchen, shelter, care center or food bank in your area. “For it is in giving that we receive”.
Merry Christmas and the happiest of the New Year to you and yours, from all of us at A Thyme To Cook.