Yesterday we were able to offer one of our homeless clients the option of receiving food in a gently used backpack or plastic bags with the new Click and Carry handles. Once we showed him how the handles worked, his preference was for the handles. We gathered his food and packed the bags, making sure to pair some lighter bags with the heavy ones to give him a balanced load, both front and back and on each side. All in all, we were able to give him at least one third more food than we have been able to give homeless clients in the past. He was particularly happy to receive the handles, because he said the handles on the plastic bags dug uncomfortably into his hand after carrying them for a while. We sent him off happy and told him to give us some feedback on how well they worked the next time he was in for food.
This morning I shared our success with the owner of the Click and Carry company and she was pleased to see her product being put to such good use. I told her how happy I was to see how well they worked and how much more were able to provide for him. I’m not sure who was more excited about this success, us or the owner/creator of Click and Carry. Or perhaps our client, who is benefiting the most.