A Memorial Day Blessing
Memorial Day is a time when we personally celebrate and remember, in our own special ways, those family members we have lost in service to our country. It’s also an opportunity for our nation to collectively mourn the loss of so many of our citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice. AmpleHarvest.org wants to acknowledge the affects war has had on our country and the great loss of human life and potential that have resulted. If you are mourning a loved one today, our thoughts are with you. We hope that you are gathering with friends and family to share meals and memories on this important day.
We also recognize that when a family is shaken by the loss of one of their own, there can be many devastating and long-term affects. Many Americans who have lost a spouse or parent are struggling put food on the table to feed their family. While food banks and food pantries can help fill the gaps when needed, it can be difficult to find fresh fruits or vegetables and other fresh, healthy options. This is why we do what we do.
If you are planning a cookout or picnic this weekend, consider donating your extra unopened food and uncut fruits and vegetables to your local food pantry. Your excess food can help feed families that are in need. We encourage you to visit www.AmpleHarvest.org/findpantry to search for a food pantry near you where you can share what you don’t use with hungry families in your community. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful Memorial Day Blessing?
Happy Memorial Day from all of us at AmpleHarvest.org!