Enduring a constant search…

Enduring a constant search

2022 March
By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF)

Are you an “early to arrive” person, or a “right on time” person, or a “late” person?

Are you the kind of person who likes to make plans, or do you leave that up to others?

Do you schedule pretty much every movement of your day and keep a calendar full upcoming events?

Do you have your meals planned out for the week ahead, or do you “fly by the seat of your pants” for whatever you can find at the moment?

Some of us are planners, and some of us are procrastinators…and some of us just plain do not care, thinking that whatever happens, happens.

Those who are planners are highly frustrated by those who are procrastinators. In the same way, those who procrastinate are highly irritated at those who think things need to be planned to the hilt.

As for those who just don’t care…as much as they may annoy others, they are probably the ones who have less stress in their health and life – even if they get caught unaware and wind up stuck in an uncomfortable situation.

However, if you are a planner, you know, and rely on, the feeling of calmness because you don’t have to wonder about the day’s activities.

You don’t have to be highly concerned about what you will eat during the day because it has already been thought about and taken care of…one way or another…even if it’s planning to order take-out meals.

You are among the many who know that there will be food available and waiting for you at each meal time of the day.

It’s a completely different story for those who have to search each day for a meal, or any kind of food item, to fill their aching, empty tummies.

Enduring a constant search wears on the body…
no matter who you are or what you are searching for.

It’s exhausting…and stressful.

That’s where we step in…

When it comes to food, especially during these cold days, it’s our goal to stop the search for those who are hungry or homeless. Our mission is to provide for those who simply do not have enough to survive on their own.

Some people have a roof over their heads, but it takes all their income just to pay the rent and utilities…so there’s nothing left for food.

Others may have a roof over their heads, but they have medication needs that take the place of groceries…so there’s nothing left for food.

Then, there are those who do not have a roof over their heads and purchasing a tent or tarp to feel safe in took their excess money…so there’s nothing left for food.

There are many scenarios that explain how there is simply no access to food.

Food is vital to our existence.

We provide food for hundreds of people on a consistent basis. It’s important!

Not only do we serve three meals a day to those who stay with us at the shelter, we also send out our Lifeline of Hope food/hygiene trucks on routes around the city to help feed those on the streets – every day of the year.

It does take planning to make sure there is enough food to go around. We work hard seven days a week because we don’t want to miss serving food to anyone who needs our help.

So, no matter where you fit in the “planner, procrastinator, or don’t care” categories, we want you to know that we are planners and we will strive to provide food for as many people as possible every day of the year.