Every weekend, I encounter scenes like these:
They give out a large variety of items … fresh fruit, different kinds of breads, etc. People of all ages come with plastic bags and fill them. It’s a wonderful service.
This past weekend, I came upon another site where free food items were being passed out to neighborhood residents. This was probably run by a church or civic group but as you can see, a need was being answered.
I keep hearing that the economy has “turned the corner” and that things are improving, but when my tenants are constantly being laid off and/or losing their jobs, and scenes like these are prevalent in many pockets of the city, it’s difficult to wrap my arms around that optimistic viewpoint. Onward and upward ………… Still, I choose to think the best, in people and in situations.