“Do you have food on that truck? We are desperate.” This was the call that came in as volunteers were sorting, boxing, labeling, wrapping and loading supplies onto a truck bound from New York to Florida.
As you read this, wholesome food that could help feed families is on its way to landfills, while millions of Americans across the country struggle to lead healthy lives because they lack important nutrients in their diet.
It’s that time of year! Since 1992, volunteers and communities from across the U.S. have come together on the 4th Saturday of October to improve lives on Make A Difference Day. Many United Ways take part each year by mobilizing volunteers to make a difference in their community.
“David,” I said. “What do you mean you were ‘obliged’ to leave your home?”
I started out in my work life as a filing clerk with Northern Trust in South Florida. I gave United Way $1 out of my paycheck every week, because it’s what I could afford to give back to my community.