She has nevertheless been losing sleep because she didn't note the boy's name, or that of a couple who accepted food and promised to help the food bank when "times are better," she said.
"I do not know how to make those folks in D.C. thousands of miles away stay sleepless with me because they also do not know these fine people," Damore said.
Volunteer lawn mower
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington needed a landscaper, so Chris Cox of Charleston, South Carolina, brought a gas mower and trimmed the grass while holding his home state's flag. The other hand pushed the mower.
The moment was captured on a CNN iReport video by passerby Darrel Stroman, who said: "I get caught at the light and see a man cutting the grass at the Lincoln Memorial. I didn't know what was stranger at the moment -- the fact that he was cutting the lawn or that he was holding the South Carolina state flag while cutting.
"It was a very unusual moment," Stroman said.
Police, however, halted the volunteer landscaper's activities.
"He was asked to leave and he did," said Sgt. Paul Brooks, spokesman for the U.S. Park Police.
Cox was grateful that police didn't ticket or arrest him.
Said Cox: "'At the end of the day, the citizens are stewards of the memorials."