Real Stories of Hunger

Yvonne V.
Nevada City, CA

We have a small church, North San Juan Community Church, in the mountain community of North San Juan, California. We stress the Community part of our name by giving back. Every week our minister goes to Food Bank in Nevada City and picks up food. She divides the food into 30 grocery bags and delivers 5 bags a day to hungry people up here on the Ridge. She collects light weight food that is non-perishable and easy to carry. We have a tremendous amount of homeless who live in the woods in tents and campers. She also has a limited amount of dog food to distribute which she divides into small plastic bags. She only collects hugs and smiles for her efforts. Occasionally, she will accept what she calls "Pennies From Heaven" when one of the folks scours the parking lot for pennies. The church pays for gas every now & then, but she does it all for the love of fellow man.

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