Sometimes it is hard to remember that we all have lives that can be stressful in different ways. When someone is stalled at a stoplight and we are in a hurry, we get road rage. When a cashier can’t put a smile on, we wonder what her problem is. The truth is that we never know what other people have to handle. Maybe that person at the stoplight is on her phone to make sure that her grandma can get the care that she needs and she can also get to work. Maybe the cashier is trying to work multiple jobs and raise troubled teens. These are just a couple of examples of things we may not think of when we pass judgment on other people. I have come to find that it is the little things that we can do every day that are helpful. Wave at your neighbors. Say hello to your co-workers. Even if they are strangers, these small things make a difference in people’s lives. That is what we hope to do every day at Community Kitchen. We do small things that help build a community, feed people, and make them feel safe. We help them feel there is still hope. Being a part of this organization has done that for me in many ways even. While I don’t need the Kitchen to feed me, they feed me in a lot of other ways. The support of our community helps us do that for others, as well as, reinforces our passion. So whether you are a volunteer, you read our blog posts, share our Facebook posts, or come to our brunch fundraising events, we thank you!
Chantel Adcock, Board Member