My wife is active in a church here in Salt Lake. They have a "Fill the Pot" program which I have likely mentioned before. Basically folks volunteer to prepare food which is served to the homeless and hungry in a downtown park Sunday morning. I made a crock pot of black eyed peas with ham which my wife took there.
When she came home later she said they fed about 380 people, and that about three dozen of them were children. I was on the verge of tears every time, like now, that I thought of hungry, homeless children. And I was depressed because being currently out of work it is hard enough to keep a roof over our heads and food on our table, let alone feed others. But we do manage to have an extra 10, 15 dollars or so at least once a month to "Fill the Pot"
So I relate this story on my Facebook page, and got some nice responses. Enough to warrant setting up a special Paypal account ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to accept donations. I've already collected enough to cook up some hot food for the next few weeks. People are nice. My soul is happy.