Like everyone, I feel so sad about the recent suicides in the past week (and months and years). Kate Spade, Avicii, and Anthony Bourdain were all creative, talented, and beautiful souls who used their gifts to touch so many people in the world.
The honest truth is I did not even know what a food pantry was before I worked at one. I knew people collected and donated food, but I never thought about the logistics of how the food is distributed to the people that need it (which is embarrassing to admit).
This experience begins and ends in tears. As a disclaimer: things really have been going well here. I have seen all the Inca ruins within a 20 mile vicinity and I love going to hang with my favorite Pachamamas every day.