We are fortunate and grateful to work with Second Helpings, a local organization who provides us with fresh food several days a week. Because of Second Helpings, we are able to provide our clients with fresh meats and vegetables whenever they are available.
Our delivery today was quite unusual. We received so much less than expected; only 15 to 20 packages of hot dogs or bologna were available. Since we knew 150 people would be lining up tomorrow for perishable and non-perishable food, our concerns were rising. We knew the best we would be able to offer is one can of tuna per family.
And then a Christmas angel appeared at BSH. At 3:15, a kind gentleman names Charlie Aslund arrived with four coolers of processed venison meat. His brother had shot three deer, so they decided they could process it and donate it to BSH. We received 240 pounds of ground venison from Charlie and his brother, and we are so grateful! Charlie reminded us that it is excellent for chili, cubed steaks and hot and mild sausage.
So everyone who wants it will have meat tomorrow. Thanks Charlie!