As one of our most faithful supporters, you know that your gifts help provide meals to people in need—but have you ever thought about how those meals are distributed? Sara has. Every holiday season, she and her family participate in our Holiday Meals Program. Sara and her family deliver meals provided by donors to seniors who have nobody to celebrate the holidays with.
A group of volunteers like Sara begin their Christmas morning by gathering for the Chaplin’s blessing. They pray together for the people whom they will serve that day and prepare the meals. Once the meals are ready, each team packs some of them in their car and travels to their assigned location to deliver them.
“Their family lives in another country, or it’s too far away to travel home. We listen to them about whatever it is they want to talk about. We smile and sing with them. Whatever it is, we are open to them and to the experience that they would like to have.”
By providing holiday meals for seniors in need, you’re also giving Sara and her family a beautiful family tradition of serving others on Christmas morning.
“We are in people’s homes who don’t have one person to celebrate with sometimes,” explains Sara.
You can see how great an impact your generosity has—not only on people who are struggling, but on volunteers like Sara and their families, who can experience the joy of serving others by distributing the meals you provide. “Whether you’re donating or you’re preparing something to get sent out, you’re making a direct impact,’’ Sara says. Thank you for doing your part in doing the most good.