Right now in church, I am working with the Outreach Committee to put together the Annual Thanksgiving Baskets for Neighbors In Need. They are the organization in charge of a number of food pantries in my local area, and have been around for 30 years.
Our goal this year is to put together 75 baskets, complete with turkey, pie, juice, and side dishes. With the help of our church family and friends, we are well on our way to accomplishing this goal.
Today at church, Linda Zimmerman, the Executive Director at Neighbors In Need spoke to the church during our service. She was there to thank the church for the help that has been given in the past, as well as to thank us for our help with the upcoming Thanksgiving Baskets. She reminded us that the hunger problem has been increasing and is a year round problem.
Hunger is getting worse everywhere, and even those who are working are having trouble making ends meet. A friend of mine sang a song, after Linda spoke that was very touching and fitting.
"Hungry" by Kathryn Scott
How do we help to turn this major problem around? How do we get ahead of this, before we can't help fulfill the need?
Do you participate in any food pantry donations for Thanksgiving or other times? What organizations are there in your area that are dealing with helping the hungry?