Being flexible and prepared is probably the best advice you’ll ever give yourself when you serve the homeless. It applies to all areas of your ministry, but none more so than the first service you will probably ever offer—food distribution.
You do it because you have a heart and can’t stand the thought of people going hungry. Nothing is more heart breaking than having to stop the good effort you started, so don’t take anything for granted. Don’t assume that solid food sources will remain consistent and solid. The homeless clients you serve got that way because of economic changes. Those changes can affect you too.