The other night I received anonymous photos of someone cooking chicken wings. The photos actually made me feel very good. As you have been reading in previous emails, cash flow at our organization has seen better days. And the credit with our vendors is overextended. Two weeks ago, we actually did not distribute any chicken during the raw food distributions.
But for last week, I negotiated with our vendor to at least give us some chicken wings, instead of the regular chicken legs that we distribute to large families. I didn't feel too good about it, because we pride ourselves with serving our clients with dignity, and those bags of kosher wings that are not very well plucked, were not in sync with our model. Here I was growing the outstanding bill even more, not really sure that what I was doing was helping our clients. But that was the best we were able to provide. I didn't share my bad feelings about it with anyone and left it at that. So I was delighted to see the message of a client who was excited to put those chicken wings to use and feed his or her family. The person who sent the photos to me still has no idea what this random feedback did for my piece of mind.
That said, I am hopeful that this week we can bring down our outstanding balance with our chicken vendor, and be able to place an order for our regular fare. With your help, we can make this happen! To make a tax-deductible donation, please click here. Also, remember the great cookbook by Kim Kushner, that is available for a donation of $108 or more, by clicking here.