Hunger doesn’t have a stereo-type; it’s not just a homeless family that may be hungry, it very easily could be a single parent trying to feed four mouths as well as pay rent, utilities and a car payments. A family may be what they call “food insecure” where they make just above the threshold to qualify for government help. This makes it very tricky for a family to keep their children properly fed. Luckily schools now offer free or reduced lunches, but who feeds these children dinner? And how about the weekends? And lest we forget, summer break!
This is what makes what we do real and impactful. We see this need within our community daily, and realize that many times families can’t immediately change the state they’re in. This is why we are trying so desperately to rescue food to offer it to individuals who otherwise would miss that meal or go a few days without food until there next paycheck arrives.
On behalf of all of us here at Morgan County Food Rescue, let me tell you that we vow to continue finding un-rescued food to give to places that can feed these families, and give them enough for a couple days or maybe a week. We covet your prayers; they have helped us so much in finding partners and in locating wonderful organizations to give this food to. We pray that God will continue to keep blessing us with more food than we know what to do with. We desperately want to make sure that no mouth is going unfed in Morgan County.