It’s nice when non-profits ask local businesses for help, and merchants say “sure!”
It’s even nicer — spectacular, even — when a store owner sees a need, finds a solution, and offers aid without being asked.
Several months ago, realizing that folks who use the Gillespie Center food pantry received non-perishable items — but not fresh food — he offered to include a coupon for a dozen fresh eggs, a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread or lettuce and tomatoes in every bag of food given out at the Gillespie Center.
For over 2 decades, hungry men and women have found sustenance at Westport’s food pantry.
Since January, they’re eating even more healthfully.
That’s community outreach — and spirit — at its quietest. Its most efficient. Its most generous.
And its best.