Kit hopes Dad will find a new job soon! When he does, things in the Kittredge household can go back to the way they were before Dad lost his business. Kit won't have to get up early every morning before school to help Mother with chores for the bothersome boarders, the people who pay to live in the Kittredges' house. Best of all, Kit will have more time to write newspapers for Dad, like she used to. But when Kit helps deliver her class's Thanksgiving food basket to a soup kitchen, she realizes the Depression has changed some things permanently -- and she learns a surprising lesson about being thankful.