Food Stamp Challenge Day 5: #Unselfie

Today is a busy day for me, so I don't have a lot of time for reflection and blogging. I only have time to share with you one action I decided to take as a result of this challenge.

Yesterday I made a gift to Just Food, the food bank here in Douglas County. I tell you this not to brag about how generous I am, but to encourage you to consider joining me.

Just Food is a pretty amazing organization. Just five years ago, it didn't exist. We had a bunch of small pantries in town that were not connected to each other, and sometimes the shelves would go bare.

Thanks to many dedicated people, we now have a food bank that supplies 35+ partner pantries with food while also serving 8,000 people a month directly.

I can't talk about Just Food without giving a shout-out to the organization's director, Jeremy Farmer. He would tell you that the success of Just Food is not about him. And he'd be right that hundreds have made it what it is today. But I must say I have rarely, if ever, seen a person exercise such powerful leadership around an issue in our community.

Jeremy, if you are reading this, thank you for who you are and what you do everyday.

Now that my kids have dragged me into the world of Twitter, I know what a hashtag is. I also know what a selfie is. As I look forward to the giving season, another hashtag has caught my eye: #unselfie.

So above is my version of an #unselfie. I am posting it in honor of Jeremy Farmer and the hundreds of Just Food volunteers and donors who work to feed our community every day.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tagged: Just Food, Food Stamp Challenge, Jeremy Farmer, SNAP

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