Every day we hear stories about people in need. Sometimes it’s families that have been hit by the loss of a job or sickness or other unexpected hardship.There are many sad stories I could share about but this, but there’s also a good story and one hits close to home. It’s about people helping people in need. In Snellville, Councilman Dave Emanuel and his wife Kathy launched a program in cooperation with the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-Op. It’s called GIVE HUNGER THE BOOT, and through this program, Dave has partnered with many local businesses to make sure nobody goes without a meal. Dave doesn’t do it for the notoriety, he does it because he cares. Whether it’s raining, cold, or even snowing, you can bet Dave will be doing whatever it takes to get food donations to the co-op. I remember one time during the winter a few years ago when it was 14 degrees outside and Dave drove into Tucker, picked up a large truck and helped load three pallets of canned food. He delivered the food to the co-op and drove back to Tucker to drop off the truck he had borrowed to make the delivery. It’s that kind of commitment to the community that sets Dave apart. It’s that kind of leadership that Dave brings to the Council. He doesn’t talk much about all the behind-the-scenes work he does to help the co-op. He talks about the need to help people and encourages others to join the effort. That’s why I support Dave and I encourage you to do the same. Whether he’s working on something for the city or just trying to help people in the area, Dave is a true public servant. So let’s all work together and help Dave GIVE HUNGER THE BOOT.