The parking lot is empty, no one in sight
Up the steps, tap the door on the right.
My cause today, is one worthwhile
I’m welcomed, a handshake, a smile.
I’m shown the kitchen, utensils and safety
Tasked to make a salad so fresh and tasty.
Given an apron, a knife and a bowl
With donated food, that is my goal.
15 volunteers all in good cheer
To prepare a meal, serve and clear.
Doors swing open just at eleven
Thank the Lord, our God in heaven.
They come from here and from there
Maybe they come from nowhere.
Some lonely, some together, some with child
Some eager, some meek, others mild.
They sit, they chat, and eat peacefully
Appreciate the warm meal lovingly.
They leave with a loaf and a few sweet treats
Say thank you and head back to the streets.
I’m blessed, I’m grateful for all I own
No reason for me to bemoan.
I’m glad I can lend this helping hand
For those less fortunate and in demand.