Last night I went with the youth in my church to our county food bank. They talked about what kinds of people they serve in the community and the kinds of programs that they run. They gave us a tour of the facility and then let us decorate paper lunch bags and fill them with snacks for kids.
During the tour the lady said that they put together boxes that families can come and pick up once a week (about 150 families come in daily)--basically the prepared food boxes gave each family 1.5 cans of food per person per day. Thinking about that just brought tears to my eyes. Can you imagine rationing out your family's food like that? Can you imagine that the only food you have for your kids would be coming out of cans from a community center? It's not even enough food--you'd still be hungry. That must be a scary and hard position to be in.
It made me really want to do more to help. I'm gonna be thinking about this for awhile. I hope I come up with some good ideas.