I know stories like that are common, and do good too. But what bugs me is that while the food bank will get some money from people reading the story, that family will probably be targeted for specific donations. Here, they had a story on the local news about a family who was about to lose their home because the dad lost his job. Very nice home. Probably quarter million. Not only was the family flooded with money so they could continue to live there and keep up their lifestyle, the dad got several job offers too. But what about all the other people who are in the same situation? If they don't make the local news, they remain unnoticed and continue their downward spiral. And I'm sure there are a lot of people who are much more in need of funds than a family living in a 1/4 million dollar house on mom's smaller income.
The road to success is always under construction.