A healthy meal given to a hungry person is a basic human kindness. Gratitude Bowls is a project that allows people to donate to restaurants who will in turn offer nourishing meals to people who can’t afford it.
We’ve been serving Gratitude Bowls meals for over 6 months in Nevada City and North San Juan and it’s a good time to look at what we’ve accomplished. We’ve served well over 1,000 meals now. The biggest obstacle we’ve run into is more hungry people than funds available. Today, we make meals available to anyone who asks. Due to insufficient funds, there are some days when travelers eat while our local residents don’t get a meal.
Some people have suggested we give our local homeless folks cards they can use to get Gratitude Bowls meals and not make the meals available to travelers. What do you think? Does Nevada County have enough resources to feed everyone, or should we decide who is the most important to feed and create a system to feed our locals?