Brenda’s Blog – March 9, 2021
“If you are out of Reese’s, would that be chocolate insecure?”
An official statement declared that those who are without adequate food because of the severe snow storm and cold weather are to be known as “food insecure.” Just when I think government speak has reached the limit of pomposity someone announces out of essentials to be insecurity.
On this ninth day of snow quarantine I am thankful for adequate resources and ample food. However, my Reese’s minis went early putting me into the chocolate insecure category, longing for a handful of those delightful bites.
Our community excels in helping others. Early on three couples joined to form a purchase and delivery cohort. They knew with their 4×4 vehicles they could navigate the snow and ice, getting to the grocery and delivering needed items. Their intent was to pick up prescriptions, baby food, and basic foods. In addition they delivered meals prepared by local restaurants and offered at no cost.
It only took a short time for the requests to include beer, chips, and of course, chocolate. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one found insecure.
One resident posted of her daughter’s birthday and her inability to provide a cake. You could read her tearfulness in her pleading message. A neighborhood quickly responded offering to bake a cake if someone could pick it up and deliver it. By that afternoon a beautifully decorated chocolate cake was on the way on icy roads to enable a family to celebrate a birthday.
There is definitely no Kindness Insecurity – I live among people who see needs and eagerly respond.