As the pandemic disrupted our lives, we withdrew, many staying home. Society, as we knew it, came to an abrupt halt. But the News-Times continued to go out on Wednesdays and Fridays, so my life remained much the same. The streets were quiet for months, but there was always news, not much of it good. I focused on those rising to meet the challenge to help others in our community. I met many who were addressing the immediate need to provide food to those who were hungry. It was amazing to see the way individuals, government and private agencies, businesses, the schools and our neighbors worked, and continue to work, to give to those without.