I’ve working on spreading the word about my walk. The people at each of the three food banks I’m working with are going to help with PR and getting in touch with the media (news channels, newspapers, etc.), which I am extremely thankful for. But I have been getting out and talking to people myself. I spoke to my congregation (Rodef Shalom) during our Shabbat service last Friday night and everyone there got a handout with all the information about my walk and how to donate (Thank you Rabbi Henry for helping me create that handout). Then this morning I spoke to an aerobic workout class at the YMCA where I work and left behind a bunch of copies of the information handout.
Both times I spoke the people I spoke to were extremely supportive of what I’m doing and I think a number of them will donate, some already have. Knowing that I have people that support what I’m doing means a lot to me and I am really thankful for having the chance to get to speak with groups of people about my walk. I think it is extremely important to at least make people aware of what I’m doing and more importantly why I’m doing it because even if they can’t or don’t want to donate or get involved some other way, I have at least made them think about the problems of hunger and homeless. Leaving in our comfortable houses and kitchens stocked with food, it is easy to forget or not even consider the fact that so many people right in our own communities are hungry and going without having their basic needs met. Hopefully hearing me speak will make them appreciate what they have a little more and maybe eventually later on donate to a different cause or begin volunteering, that is my hope.
So please help me spread the word.