Just a Normal Part of Your Day

Direct transfer food rescue is at least two things:

1.  One of the most important things you can do to change the reality of hungry people that live in your community

2.  Something you can do in between everything else you have going on.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a lot going on.  When I first started building teams a long time I was told  “if you want to get anything done, ask busy people”.  The idea was that busy people know how to get things done.

But what happens when everyone you know is busy?  How are we then supposed to tackle big things hanging over our country (like 15% of our citizens not being able to provide adequate food for them and their families to eat for instance)?

The answer is to make it clear that food rescue can be a normal part of your day.  As you’re driving from and going to.  In between dropping the kids off and picking them up (this is what I spend the majority of many of my days doing).  On your way to work or on your way home.

In other words, change the way you think about this particular way to make a difference. This is not your grandmother’s volunteering opportunity!  This is a live-streaming, self-scheduling, “I’ve got 45 minutes to play with and will use it to feed someone who’s hungry” chance to make a difference.

Don’t stress it…don’t over think it …just join in.


Kevin Mullins
Executive Director
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