I got into my head the idea of assembling a bag of things to give a homeless person. Other people do this. Like when someone’s begging at an intersection with a cardboard sign.
I was thinking what to put in the bag. I did some brainstorming and crossing things out and finally came up with a good list.
4 wet wipes
hand sanitizer little bottle
peanut butter mini
soup can with pop top, not condensed
note with cash
I thought maybe I should have a meat snack, since people like that. I realized jerky would be too hard to chew for a lot of people who have bad teeth. I decided this stuff I have is plenty and I don’t want to support the meat industry. I tried to choose soft foods for the people with tooth trouble.
Most of this I can get for free. Banana, wet wipes, and pudding cup are all I need to buy, really. I think I’ll put $2 with the note. So it should be pretty inexpensive. A banana is 19 cents, individually wrapped wet wipes are around 7 cents each, and a pudding cup is 25 cents.
I’ll try it out and let you know how it goes. Maybe for my birthday I can ask for that kind of stuff. I don’t want to store a ton of it–we have too much stuff in our house already. But I think it’s good to try to help.