“Some 7 years ago I volunteered a wheelbarrow to a friend who was hauling donated cans of food for BEAM. After he explained to me about BEAM, he had me as well as my truck! I am so grateful to that friend for the opportunity he gave me to help my friends and neighbors who live in our communities and have a need that I can help with. All of our clients need to understand that we do not offer charity, we but ask them to share in the bounty of food and services that are abundant and available for those in need. I feel blessed that I have something to offer them. I love to help people that for whatever reason can use my help. It is my way of ‘giving something back’.” – Alan G