It's nearly 4 AM and my apartment living room is currently occupied by three yellow barrels filled with canned goods, macaroni boxes, hygiene products, and so many other things. Over the course of a few hours, DI members and our friends at Rhinehaus donated hundreds of items for the Freestore Foodbank. Everything will be dropped off to them later this week.
Not just because FCC and Omar Cummings took it to St. Louis FC. Not just because the team snagged three points. Not just because so many DI faithful crowded into the barroom once again to chant, sing, and watch the team.
I'm ecstatic that so many people took the time to donate from their own pantry, to swing by the grocery store and pick something up to give, to drop something off in advance, to make a cash donation, to give a few moments to their neighbors in need. I'm blown away by how awesome our friends at Rhinehaus are and how great my fellow DI members can be.
Tonight was about more than just soccer or rooting for a team. Tonight was the start of giving back to the community around us.
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