On Nov. 1, food stamps decreased nationwide. Half of all children and a quarter of all seniors will be affected. The food bank subsidies have also been lowered. The country is in a crisis when it comes to feeding the hungry.
A pastor of a church in the south decided to do something about this problem. He started a food bank right next to his church. Many parishioners were so glad he had started his food bank because it helped with their food budget, especially the last week of the month when the cupboards were bare.
The pastor would go to food companies and get donations as well as the public that helped by supplying the food bank. He made a comment that he couldn't preach the word of God to a congregation if their stomachs were empty.
I belong to a church in Kingman, and I'm sure there are many people who go to church every week. All you have to do is drive down the streets and you find many churches. Each church could put a container in the back of the church for food donations. It sounds like it should be simple to help our fellow less fortunate citizens as Jesus had preached and guided us for so long. We all have a responsibility to help our neighbor.
I challenge all citizens and churches to step up to the plate and practice what the Lord and Jesus have taught us to do throughout our Christian teachings.