Guest Post

Today’s post is a version of an email message received from a wonderful supporter of The Bridge in response to a Facebook alert about serious shortages in our kitchen.  I couldn’t have said it better, myself; so I didn’t even try.  By the way, if you’d like to make a donation, all you have to do is click on the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page.  Thanks for the food, and for the suggestion, A.!


Bridge Friends,

We were very distressed when our  friend sent out an appeal notifying us that your pantry levels were once again running low.  With this summer’s drought we know that food prices will only continue to rise for a while.

Suggestion:  On upcoming appeals, please place a link to your PayPal donation page.  I shared your appeal on my FB page, with a link to the PayPal page, and thus far two of my friends have made donations.  It’s just a thought.

Nonetheless, we are willing to help.

As Fate would have it, we were all supposed to go away this weekend, but Hurricane Isaac changed our plans.  Rather than pout about it, we’ve decided to use some of that money toward helping fill your pantries.  I will be dropping by the following items on the way to work tomorrow:

  • Five      (#10) cans of pineapple
  • Five      (#10) cans of whole tomatoes
  • Five      (#10) cans of green beans
  • Five      (#10) cans of corn
  • One      (#10) can of mandarin oranges
  • A      25 pound bag of white rice

Make no mistake!  We are NOT rich people; but, we know how blessed we are because all of us have jobs. And because we live a very simple life, we have the ability to help your guests.  You have our assurance that we will continue to help as long as God continues to bless us.  The only suggestion we have is that in future appeals, you offer a link to your PayPal donation page, to ensure you capture as many $5 and $10 donations as you can.  If everyone gave even a small amount, we could go a long way in eliminating hunger.  Once again, I’m preaching to the converted.