Holiday Challenge – Feed a Family
Seeing that I love to cook, I started watching Rachael Ray a few years ago.
I usually like to see her tips on cooking. She usually makes me laugh and laugh hard. She’s quirky, like me. (maybe thats why I like her)
Today, she made me cry. I don’t mean a single tear, I mean full on tears running down my face. I couldn’t even see the tv by the end of the show.
She helped feed an entire community for a YEAR! A YEAR!
It made me realize how incredibly blessed I am, how blessed my family and friends are, no matter how tough 2009 has been.
After the show, I sent my husband an email saying that we needed to do something this holiday, because we have been so blessed.
His response: I absolutely agree. It made me smile that there was no hesitation or questioning from him. That is why I am thankful for him.
So I am not sure what, but I am going to do something to make a difference — I can’t feed a town for a year, but I can feed a family for a day. Our local food bank closed because of too many needy people and not enough food donations. How sad is that.
I know that we are all in tough positions, but I am challenging each one of you this holiday season to help feed a family in need, for just one meal.
A breakfast, lunch or dinner . If each of you who visits this blog gives just one meal, can you imagine how much of an impact that can make! You don’t have to actually cook, (well you can) but take the items to a food pantry.
P.S. If you know of a food bank, I will start a list in this post, so we can find them locally. Please email me or leave them in the comments!
City Team in Chester, PA http://www.cityteam.org/philadelphia/
The Patrician Society in Norristown, PA http://www.patriciansociety.net/home
State College, Pa. Here is their website http://www.foodbank.centreconnect.org/
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Mercer, Pa and the Prince of Peace in Farrell, Pa.
Greater Berks Food Bank http://www.berksfoodbank.org/
Local Community Action services