When the temperature dropped to well-below zero, each day we still met 40 men and women who walked to us for a sack lunch. A dozen men and women came to us for clothes. One came in flipflops. As simple as our food is — ham sandwiches, a bag of nuts, some fruit, a drink — and how plain our clothing is — socks, underwear, a used but warm coat, hats and gloves — it is obvious to us that our service matters to our neighbors. Our volunteers know the worth of our work and are generous with their time and compassion.