With food and gas prices skyrocketing and unemployment on the rise, more and more working families are seeking help from food pantries. Jane and Dannie Devol began providing emergency food and clothing in a tiny room in their Logan, Ohio church basement 8 years ago. At that time, they never dreamed there were so many needy people in their area. Now they serve more than 700 families, and when they distribute food boxes once a month, the cars start lining up at 2 a.m.
- Visit the Smith Chapel Food Pantry website
LIVING THROUGH FIRE
With wildfires continuing to burn in California, Dick talks to novelist Wilton Barnhardt. Wilton was living in Laguna Beach in 1993, when brush fires from interior canyons and valleys destroyed over 190,000 acres and 1,000 homes. Wilton wended his way home from work through all the emergency barricades to save his personal belongings: above all, a novel he was writing at the time. He tells Dick what it was like to rescue his book while flames were destroying trees just a few houses away.