There are climbing numbers of people who are out of work or struggling to make ends meet with low paying jobs. Often when faced with difficult situations, having to choose between paying the electric bill or buying groceries, a nourishing meal often becomes the lowest priority.
No one wants a person to go hungry when that person has to spend what little money they have on a sick child.
No one wants an elderly person to be forced to skip meals in order to buy the medications they need.
Usually we associate food drives with the holidays, but Macon Helps food bank sees hungry people the year around. The food bank supplies individuals with enough food to last 3-5 days. A bag of food may include meat if we have it, canned vegetables, rice or pasta, soup, bread or crackers and tomato sauce. Have you ever tried to spread a can of beans over several meals?
On Saturday, May 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Macon Helps desperately needs volunteers to help with the postal food drive. This is an annual event sponsored by the Macon County Postal Service and is a nationwide event held each year at this time.
Please come to Macon Helps on this day for 3-4 hours of helping your fellowman and don't forget to hang your bag of food on your mailbox that morning.
The greatest need is for protein: cans of tuna, chili or other canned meat items, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, dried beans & rice, canned vegetables.
People in Macon County are known for their generosity and this community knows how to stand together to help our neighbors in time of need and now is such a time. Because of such a demand for food since Christmas, Macon Helps is getting low on all foods.
Won't you please help?