With unemployment still high and the federal government poised to cut assistance programs as part of "sequestration," AWB President Don Brunell writes in his weekly column about the founding of Rotary First Harvest.
The program, which began in the early '80s during another difficult time, took off and now supplies food banks with 11 million pounds of produce per year.
It's is a good example of people and businesses banding together to help people, rather than relying on government. As the nation begins to grapple with its debt, that's something that will become increasingly important.
"In the end, maybe families helping families and neighbors helping neighbors will revitalize our country and give new meaning to the term 'service above self,'" Brunell writes.