"This is tough times for everybody. Even if you were wealthy, you are less wealthy than you were before,'' said The Rev. Lane Hensley of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif. "But what I'm seeing is people's generosity around things like this shooting through the roof."
Just three weeks ago, the shelves at St. Margaret's Outreach Center in Palm Desert were bare, and up to 80 families were expected to come by to pick up food boxes.
But with one phone call, and a relationship between two dynamic Palm Desert congregations, those shelves were packed within a few days, according to Chet Hect, the outreach director at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert.