October Kitchen - May 2022


kindness put a smile on that man’s face. He thanked Smith’s son, which made his son match the man’s smile. Random acts of kindness have a chain reaction. After Smith and his son gave the man some change, the cars behind him soon followed and proceeded to give the homeless man money as well. This story shows us that giving love and helping others can positively impact others in more ways than one.

my son and now he wants to give everything he has to offer to a man in need. You’re going to let your personal self-centeredness ruin a great memory and a teaching moment,” Smith says. Smith has been teaching his son how to be a well-rounded individual by leading by example. He didn’t want his son to think that what he had to offer wasn’t good enough. “I almost showed him that what he sees as a good thing isn’t good enough to make a difference in someone’s life. I almost taught him that pride was more important than helping another human,” Smith says. Smith decided to let his son help the homeless man out and give him everything he had to offer. When Smith gave the man the 30 cents, he said, “I’m sorry, man, I don’t have any cash on me, but my son wants to give you everything he has right now. He just turned 5.” Although it wasn’t much, this act of

No matter how big or small a kind action is, it can still make a difference. Justice Smith realized this when his 5-year-old son, Justus, wanted to give a homeless man all of the money he had in his pocket. In Nashville, Tennessee, Smith and his son were coming back from the dentist when they noticed a homeless man on the street near a traffic light. Smith wanted to give the man some money, but he didn’t have any cash in his wallet. This was when his son decided to give the man all of the money he had — 30 cents. “I was more than happy he wanted to do this with joy, but honestly, I was hesitant. I didn’t want to give this man who clearly needed help just 30 cents,” Smith says. But Smith quickly came to his senses when he realized that this would be a life lesson his son would remember forever.

“I then thought to myself, ‘Dude, get over it.’ This is what I’ve been teaching

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Family and community-building are important to us, and we care for our customers deeply. At October Kitchen, you’re not just a number or another customer; we care about you and your family. When our delivery drivers come to drop off your food, they will often chat with you and ask about your loved ones. We love having a personal connection with you and talking to you whenever we get the chance. I think having this relationship with our clients makes what we’re doing even more special. Building that connection helps us stand out from the crowd and provides our customers with a face to match the name. You know our past and where we come from and, in turn, we want to learn more about what makes you unique! I’m so grateful for October Kitchen and the opportunities it has provided me — not only with the delicious food but also with the amazing people who I get to work with, meet and call family.

The next topic I want to talk about is our relationship with our customers. Most of you have probably heard of food subscription boxes that you can order online to help you make delicious and nutritious meals. But there is one thing that October Kitchen has that food subscription doesn’t — a community.

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