Saturday, February 5, 2011
What would you do if some children came to your door looking for work to do. They wanted to earn some money for lunch.
Hungry children probably junior high school age, a boy and a girl trying to get money for food.
That is what happened this morning around 11:30 am at my door.
It took me by surprise. They asked if I had any chores for them to do for a couple of buck so they could buy some lunch.
I couldn't think of a chore for them to do. One of my policies is that I don't let anyone in my house that I don't know.
But, I couldn't let them go without giving them some money.
However, I had just gone grocery shopping early this morning and my cash was gone. I did find $8.00 in my wallet and gave them that.
I felt bad for them.
Then I thought .... I should have given them a loaf of bread, peanut butter, jam, apple, banana, cookies, chips, a gallon of milk, a box of cereal, a can of soup.. Food - more then just one meal for the weekend. But, I just wasn't thinking - it took me by surprise...
I wonder if our area has a back pack weekend lunch deal for kids in poverty. I'm going to have to check that out on Monday. If they don't they need to.
I know there are free lunches in the summer at the park. But what happens in the winter.
Still, it breaks my heart when you come into contact with hungry children.
What would you have done? Next time I'll do better.