Whether it’s an illness or a matter of deprivation, I hate to hear of a child suffering. And while I won’t likely discover a cure for cancer any time soon, I can do something about child hunger and so can you.
Considering how blessed we are to never worry about where our next meal is coming from, how could we possibly turn a blind eye to the suffering going on in our own back yard? The answer is SIMPLE; we can’t.
I was so excited to be selected to participate in the Champions For Kids Pack A Sack Project, to help needy children in our community and to inspire others to do the same. Knowing that food pantries are not designed to exclusively aid children, I wanted to purchase items that I knew would end up helping them. We’ve relied on Pedialyte to keep our kids hydrated through nasty illnesses, so I picked up a few flavors from Walmart the other day to contribute to our food pantry donation:
We collected donations from friends and family over the last several days. This morning we gathered the rest – this was the perfect opportunity to make use of all of the doubles in our pantry (blame too many trips to Costco).
Then we dropped off our donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry located within Holy Eucharist Parish. Deacon Joe was there to open the pantry and accept the donations.
Register your efforts with Champions for Kids when you participate in a Pack a Sack SIMPLE service project of your own.