" Feed The Hungry" and feed 56,000 kids daily. It is something Dean's boss is passionate about.
Dean was talking with his staff about doing something locally on a smaller basis and came up with "A Day Without Hunger."
Dean got started and organized to have 80,000 pounds of food delivered to a local car dealership warehouse. Then he and his staff set to work, figuring out logistics and advertising. They found sponsors to help get the word out to make the day a success and volunteers to get the boxes packed. They got local churches involved to ensure the food went where it needed to go and to give God the glory for the event.
It took a lot of hours and even more sweat but he and his team pulled it all together. After planning for a couple months, they worked almost around the clock for over 2 weeks. It got to the point where I think he would have had more sleep if he'd slept at the warehouse.
Pallets of food and boxes ready to be filled...
His staff was changing clothes between appointments so often, they were feeling like Clark Kent looking for phone booths to change in!
Some days with no volunteers, other days with so many they didn't know what to do with them!
In all, they gave away 2,000 boxes of food to needy families and had leftover food to donate to the local food bank.
The event was a huge success. Dean and his staff were exhausted but in a good way. Nothing like giving back to make you even more thankful for the blessings in your own life.
God is good.