Monday, March 6, 2017
I Was a Stranger, Day 6: Susie Snortum
Today I want to tell you about Susie. Susie used to be the office manager for our church. She and her husband are both on disability and have lived on the edge for years, while raising two children and launching multiple business ventures.
One of the amazing things about Susie is her enormous heart for helping others, even while she might not have enough money for her own needs. Using her vast knowledge about food and poverty, she's started several nonprofits to feed those who are hungry or homeless in the Portland area.
Susie founded Waste Food Not Taxi, an organization that collects food from companies and organizations that would otherwise throw it away. Waste Food Not Taxi then gets that food to the people who need it most. Partnering with other charities, they provide wholesome food to the people who need it; coordinate services for the houseless, the hungry, and the poor; and share resources in the interest of more efficiency and effectiveness.
Susie's passionate about reducing food waste; helping people realize that homelessness is the problem, not homeless people; and getting people to understand that it's not okay to treat marginalized people as "less than." Read more about Susie's passion and how she's helping those on the margins on her blog.
Interested in helping? Sign up to be a driver to collect or deliver food, donate food, or make a tax-deductible donation to this great organization working to fight hunger and reduce food waste.
Read more of my "I Was a Stranger" entries here.