I was just recently reading a number of different news stories on the increase in numbers of meals being given to people by local food banks. The most recent article comes from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle via Twitter.
I want to encourage you to help those who are your neighbors and maybe not your neighbors this holiday season. You will sit down to a table that has food on it. The table may not contain everything you like but it will, most likely, be full. Not all people and families are this lucky.
Last weekend, I took two grocery bags to church with me. One was a bag that I had picked up from church previously. It had on it many items for a Thanksgiving dinner. It also had some optional items. I bought everything that was on the list and returned the bags – two paper bags almost full – to church to be distributed along with a turkey to a family that needed these items.
I am, along with my family, participating in Project Feed Me. You can read more about my initial thoughts back on October 9th. The project is half over but the cost is not astronomical. You can join now and when the 12th week comes, simply take the food to your local food pantry.
This Saturday I am going to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. The cost to get into the train yard – food for CHOW, the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse. In the 11 years the CP Holiday Train has been running, they have raised $4 million dollars and 2 million pounds of food.
Please consider sharing your wealth with those in your community less fortunate.