The Washington Post, Kyle Swenson, 11/20/2020
“The words from the other end of the phone landed like a sucker punch, and as Sharon Ames absorbed the message, she realized she was in trouble. “This little old lady is about to have a heart attack,” Ames thought about herself.
“It was early November and Ames, the executive director of the Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store in Warrenton, Va., was preparing for a Thanksgiving food drive. Six hundred families had signed up for free holiday meals, a good 150 more than usual. But now the representative from her local Walmart had called to say the store could not honor the food bank’s bulk order for turkeys….”