Talk of the Town: FISH fulfilling mission of service

I know you know the acronym

For “FISH,”

It doesn’t stand for the fish you caught

Or the dinner on your plate

It stand for Friends In Service Helping

What does that mean to you?

Surely, we must lend a helping hand.

Through donations and service

A hand up

So dignity will be restored, too.

Certainly in life

There is much despair

Living paycheck to paycheck

On a wing and a prayer.

FISH, it is an answer.

With what they offer there

Food, instruction and shelter

And the Ross Clinic for healthcare

The goal is to provide services

For all those in need

To guide those in poverty

To self-sufficiency

I really was amazed

As Jim Peckham showed me around

It really is more than food and clothes and a thrift store,

Many more services do abound

We have just celebrated Thanksgiving

Be thankful everyday!

We should help everyone

And with FISH

There is a way!

Jenny Schnabel is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree. She also exhibits at the Brewery Arts Center. She welcomes poem ideas at FISH is at 138 E. Long St., 775-882-3474, Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


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