The film brought up a good point saying that when we as Americans think of hunger, we picture a malnourished child in Africa. We don’t think about hunger being right here in our back yard. We see children who are obese and believe they are being overfed, when in reality many times they are the ones hungry and are overweight because all that their parents can afford is chips, cookies, pop, and the like, making them lose focus in school, become developmentally delayed and obese because they aren’t getting the proper nutrition.
Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, hunger is a huge issue and one that 50 million Americans face every day. Not only can some hardly survive with food stamps, some can’t even qualify, making it virtually impossible for them to keep their children and themselves fed weekly. Watching this video was heart-wrenching, and extremely eye-opening. All of this makes our job here so much more precious to us, and allows us to realize that what we are doing will help hundreds, if not thousands, weekly.
We want to see a change in these statistics! We want to see an end to hunger! We don’t want families to be faced with the struggle of not knowing where they can get there next meal. This has further driven us to do all we can do, to help all those in need around us. We’re so blessed here to have this opportunity daily to help those in need and to be able to it all in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We pray that God continues to bless us with partners and places to donate this food to. Thanks for your help and concern!