"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
Monday, August 01, 2011
potluck in the park
Every Sunday while we're in Portland, Eddie volunteers at a park near our condo. For the past 20 years, free hot meals have been provided to those who need them through a program called "Potluck in the Park." Dignity, respect, friendliness and kindness are dished out, along with the food, to between 400 - 600 people from the homeless and low-income community each week. This organization serves food rain or shine, never turns down a guest, never runs of out food and every dime that comes in as a donation goes toward the food that is served. Eddie really looks forward to doing this each week. Yesterday I watched as he dished out food and a kind greeting to each and every one who came through the line.