I awoke Monday morning to get my newspaper in front of the house. Attached to the door handle was a plastic bag from St. Peter's Youth Group of St. Peter's Church asking for food donations to fill their food pantry.

I was suddenly filled with compassion for those folks who may have fallen on hard times and cannot afford the food they need. If we look all around us, we mostly see what appears to be a well-fed community. Most outsiders think of Port Washington and surrounding areas as being very affluent. But living amongst us there may be very needy people.

I am asking everyone to be thankful for what you have. And if you have children, to make sure you teach them to be compassionate for those who are less fortunate. And thank you St. Peter's Church, and the St. Peter's Youth Group for your efforts to provide food for the needy. It is also wonderful to see that youth is involved with this project. I hope everyone who received this bag on their doorstep will fill it with items requested on the bag and leave it on your doorstep, as requested, on Sunday, Nov. 4, by 10 a.m. And please make it a habit of giving to others all year round!

Sherrill Robinson

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