My job was to help individuals select the produce and canned goods they needed. Some wanted to be certain they weren’t taking more then their allotted share, others needed help with that. Many just wanted to chat about their selections as they walked along with their carts.
I was reminded of shopping with my mom. As she leaned on the cart for support and balance, we’d discuss the ripeness of tomatoes or size of melons. Yes, it was about helping, but more importantly, about companionship and being together.
There's got to be a food pantry near you. Find it and help out.