This evening with some fellow photographers, I went to The River Food Pantry to help hand out the portraits we made for the Help-Portrait project. It was wonderful to see the reactions and heard the stories of the recipients. One gentleman was so thrilled that he was going to have a Christmas gift for his girlfriend living several states away.
It was also sobering to see the large number of people who had come for a meal and get food from the pantry. The River is an amazing resource for people in need during these tough economic times and can always use the support of donors and volunteers.