Today's post is written by Lisa Thomas-McMillan, who runs a small nonprofit food bank, Calisa, Inc., and restaurant in Brewton, Ala.
Seventeen years ago when I moved back to my hometown of Brewton I had no idea where I was headed in life or what I was going to do. After a few months at home I noticed a lot of elderly people were struggling with food issues and other problems that they needed help with. I had no funds for the more costly problems, but I did manage to put money together to prepare hot meals and food boxes for people and deliver them. They were ever so grateful and as word spread so did the demands for the meals and food boxes.