Years ago there was a client named “Joseph”. He would pull up to Shepherd’s Pantry driving his pickup truck with Tommy, his little son, strapped into a car seat. Joseph’s wife had walked out on both of them and he was in financial hardship. He  came to Shepherd’s Pantry for help with food.  It was difficult for him ask for help,  but he needed to come regularly. After a time he stopped coming and we wondered where he was and how he was doing. It was always his promise that when things turned around financially for him he would not forget us. One day he pulled up and gave us an envelope with his donation for the Pantry and said he had found steady work and no longer needed the Pantry’s help. This brought many smiles to the faces of our volunteers.