Written by Donor
Recently, I spoke with two delightful women who have been helped through our Heart to Heart program. Their enthusiastic words certainly confirm the relevance of our mission!
Bridgette heard of Heart to Heart from a friend who said, “I want to take you to a food pantry where you will feel the love!” On her first visit, she said she immediately felt the warmth and love from the most wonderful volunteers and the smell of hot coffee and doughnuts. “Food for my soul,” she said.
Then, she met dear Miss Kitty, sitting at the desk and being “everyone’s mama.” Bridgette was shown all the literature on community resources and given coupons galore, much to her delight. She has five kids and has always been a huge collector of coupons. There wasn’t a pause before Bridgette bubbled over with her crockpot experience.
A Girl Scout delivered brand new crockpots to our food pantry, and Bridgette was given one with a recipe and all the ingredients needed for that meal. She said, “Where else can one pick out their own groceries and choose meat from the freezer? Where else is one shown that kind of love and respect?”
The following words are from Kathy:
Something amazing happens every time one walks through the door of Heart to Heart. It begins with the feeling of love and acceptance, perhaps a prayer, a hug. At Easter, there was candy for kids who would otherwise not have any; for Mother’s Day, a small plant. One Christmas – when I knew our kids would have nothing – Heart to Heart “adopted” us and surprised us with wrapped gifts!
It’s hard to put aside one’s pride and walk into a food pantry, but each time I feel loved and respected by all the kind and helpful volunteers. It truly changes your life when you leave home with hungry kids and an empty refrigerator; and you get to fill up your cart with staples, meats, fresh produce, and toiletries. I can assure you, if you are sad going in, you are smiling when you leave!
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And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ
Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God
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