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September 23, 2013

Random Act of Kindness

Out one evening grabbing a quick bite to eat, the Fichtner family was inspired by a random act of kindness.

While sitting in the drive-thru of Taco Bell, the Fichtner family was getting ready to pull up to the window to pay for their meal when the cashier informed them that the customer ahead of them in line had paid for their order.

“My children, Nathan age 10 and Katie age 7, had never experienced this type of random kindness before and were very pleased. So I asked them what we should do to pay [the meal] in forward and they suggested donating the money to a food bank.” explained mother Eve Fichtner in a letter she wrote to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS).

As fate would have it, the Fichtner family arrived home to find one of SFBFS’ newsletters in their mailbox which detailed the story of an individual named Jack who used SFBFS’ Food program in a time of need and Eve read Jack’s story out loud to the children.

With their minds made up, Nathan and Katie pooled together $25 from their own savings and enclosed the contribution in a donation envelope which accompanied SFBFS’ newsletter in an effort to keep the ‘cycle of kindness’ going strong.

The staff at SFBFS would like to thank youngsters Nathan and Katie for their donation. Every last little bit goes a long way.

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