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Oh, for but a CRUST of bread…..

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Leslie Brown

I’m a sicko, I looove to clean; but going to the grocery store….not so much. Imagine my horror yesterday, when I saw a “naked mole rat” of a loaf of bread on the bread aisle: A loaf of CRUSTLESS bread! Puh-leasse!

It was pale and puny, and of course smaller than all of the other “tan”, hearty and robust loaves of bread. I would have taken a picture with my cell phone, but the store was pretty busy.

What does the crustless bread factory do with all of the discarded crusts? Is there a duck-pond nearby with the world’s fattest ducks? Is there a factory next-door that cranks out bread puddings, or maybe croutons all day?

What is my point with all of this? Gratitude; and I’m talking to myself here. I forget sometimes. as we all do at times, to be grateful for what I have, and not perseverate about what I don’t have. Comparison is the “thief of joy”.

Loaves and Fishes in DuPage county, Illinois celebrates its 30th anniversary of serving others. What started out in the closet of a church basement, has now grown to a 17,000 square foot facility that helps feed hungry people; many of them “working poor”. 600 families have real needs met every two weeks, thanks to the 1,500 volunteers that keep things rolling. Most of the families receive help for three to four months; not for a lifetime. Loaves and Fishes is a “safety net”, not a “hammock”.

To read more about this organization, click below:

http://www.loaves-fishes.org/

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  1. Leslie-

    Thank you for this incredible blog article highlighting our services. As we continue to grow, we hope to be a model for local hunger-relief efforts nationwide with our innovative programming that combines food assistance with anti-poverty services, such as job search support, skill-based classes and public benefit assistance.

    Matt

    • Leslie Brown

      Matt,

      Sorry, just seeing this. Please let me know if I can do anything for you in the future! I’m way down here in Texas, but we are all on the same team. You are more than welcome. Leslie Brown http://www.unhyphenatedamerica.org

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