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The holidays are a nostalgic time filled with childhood memories and cherished moments shared with family and friends.
The scents of gingerbread cookies, homemade pumpkin pie, and stuffed turkey fill the air. Shopping is just beginning and
stores and homes are lit with the promise of happiness and hope. No wish seems too impossible to fill.
Yet, in some homes, wishes often don't come true for moms and dads, their children, and seniors living on fixed incomes.
In our area, the Food Bank of Oakland County works very hard to make sure that the working poor, children under the
age of 18, and seniors over the age of 65 receive the gift of food. Through a network of 200 emergency pantries, soup
kitchens, and shelters, the food bank distributes over six million meals a year.
This season, lets make sure that all people have at least one wish answered.
What wish? The wish for food!
It won't take much to make this wish a reality. Sometime between decorating
the house with garland, lighting the holiday candle, or sending out hand-signed
cards, send a check to the food bank so they can brighten the lives of those who
Every dollar represents almost nine meals.
As you reflect upon the bounty of your life, please help me in remembering
those who need a helping hand through your simple expression of compassion.
With your help, wishes, like dreams, really will come true.
L. Brooks Patterson