Gratitude Attitude October 1

Today’s Gratitude Attitude; Our food bank opens at 2 pm, and at 10 am we had people standing in line to get here. We get tons of food every week, thanks in part to Trader Joe’s, but most of it is gone by the end of the day. I am thankful that I do not have food insecurity. I don’t have to worry about where my next meal is coming from, even when the budget is really tight.

I am also thankful for the good people who run our food bank every week. They are making it possible for people to bring home shopping carts full of food, and without this, many would go hungry.

And finally, I am thankful for Jack Jones, who loaned me the documentary, “A Place at the Table,” about how food insecurity affects MILLIONS of people in America. As reported by NPR, ” the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that about about 50 million Americans fall into this category of “food insecure” — meaning they don’t always have the resources to buy the food they need. This includes nearly 17 million children in the U.S.” If you ate your fill today, and yesterday, and plan to do so tomorrow, give thanks, for many do not!

Today's Gratitude Attitude; Our food bank opens at 2 pm, and at 10 am we had people standing in line to get here. We get tons of food every week, thanks in part to Trader Joe's, but most of it is gone by the end of the day. I am thankful that I do not have food insecurity. I don't have to worry about where my next meal is coming from, even when the budget is really tight. 

I am also thankful for the good people who run our food bank every week. They are making it possible for people to bring home shopping carts full of food, and without this, many would go hungry. 

And finally, I am thankful for Jack Jones, who loaned me the documentary, "A Place at the Table," about how food insecurity affects MILLIONS of people in America. As reported by NPR, " the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that about about 50 million Americans fall into this category of "food insecure" — meaning they don't always have the resources to buy the food they need. This includes nearly 17 million children in the U.S." If you ate your fill today, and yesterday, and plan to do so tomorrow, give thanks, for many do not!

About tmrichmond3

I am the pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Medford, Oregon. I believe that faith should be able to sustain us, not oppress us.
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