Using the Meals for Hard Times article to create a care package that will help someone get through a time of struggle – A Pay It Forward proposal
I recently came across the article “Meals for Hard Times” (http://www.lighthousebaptist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Meals_for_Hard_Times.pdf) while searching the internet for recipes that include the cost per serving, in a quest for cheap food. The article was written to help a specific family get through a time of financial crisis, spending $30 to feed a family of 6 for a week. It is full of helpful tips and adaptable ideas for anyone who is trying to pinch their pennies, not just those in crisis. Survival cooking is a useful skill in today’s world.
Put your generosity to work and exercise your frugal muscles. I challenge you to make a Care Package for the hard times kitchen full of good and needful things to help feed someone. All of these items are basics anyone can use, not just those in real hardship. The point of the package is to help feed a person or family, in the case of the article a family of up to 6, for a week.
In these tough times we all know an older couple, a young family, someone who is out of work, a college student, someone on food stamps, a single mom, a military wife, or someone else for whom another misfortune has drawn purse strings tight. These people could use a little boost and it is easy and relatively inexpensive to assist them with some staple items.
This exercise in compassion and thrift is in the grand old style of pay-it-forward. Generalized reciprocity is not a new concept; it’s just a form of not-so-random kindness. This gesture can be anonymous if you like. The only consideration of the recipient should be how they can help someone else as you have helped them.
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