I hate asking for help. At times, it is physically painful to, after finally admitting you cannot do it all, ask another person to help you in some way. But also, I feel bad for bothering someone else. Everyone is busy. We all have crazy lives. I will feel bad to ask you to add one more thing to your already full to-do list.
But…I’m about to ask you for help.
We have a need in our community. As you probably know, hunger and food insecurity is an issue that so many face. This is not just a problem that affects the homeless and mentally ill. It blows my mind how many are in need. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom, but I worry most about the kids who don’t have enough to eat on a regular basis. It bothers me to a point where I can’t let it go.
Last week, Sarah and I took a trip to the River City Food Bank as we prepared for this year’s Cap City Moms Food Drive. We not only met the wonderful staff and group of volunteers, we had a chance to see the good that they do for our community live and in person. We saw the process of how a family in need can be helped. But, and more importantly, we learned so much about ways that we can help.
Last year we were blown away by the love and support that we have in our Cap City Moms community after only being “in business” for a few days. Over this next week, we are rolling out some opportunities for all of us to get involved and, like I mentioned, we need your help. The Second Annual Cap City Moms Food Drive will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 from 7am to 12pm at the Natomas area Bel Air. But I was hoping that each of you would take a few minutes and ask your family and friends and see if they have anything they can donate. Offer to collect and bring it in for them if they are not able to themselves. We are also working to have a “drop-off” location the morning of the food drive in the Roseville area (hopefully more) if you are not able to make it to Natomas.
We want to help you give help to others.
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We want the holiday season to be a jumping off point for our giving back to the community. There is hunger all year ‘round. There is need all year long. There is so much we can do and we hope to make that easier and more accessible to our own Cap City Moms community.
If you have any questions, please let us know. If you need a wish list of what the River City Food Bank is in need of, we gotchu. I hope that our efforts help you in yours. That’s what we’re here for.
We can’t wait for this holiday season. And we honestly can’t wait to help make someone else’s a little bit brighter.
See you next week!