"The lines are getting longer."
These are the words we have heard from our friends here in Montgomery who serve food to the homeless and poor. It's heartbreaking to us...to know just blocks from our office are peopl who are hungry, homeless and hopeless.
Just last week as some of us were leaving the office, we saw a man digging through a trashcan on the corner. He was skinny and wide-eyed. He told us he made to One Church Mission, where they serve dinner to 80-100 people a night, just 15 minutes late...and the food was already gone.
He went on to tell us that his monthly disability check goes to his landlord who takes all $650 of it for the mans rent...who lives in a house where he said, "I can see the ground. We confirmed his story with our friends at the mission and know this is not right. And it's right here in our own city!
While it is clear there are many issues facing the poor in our city, hunger is the one we are focused on today as people rally around World Food Day. The Why Care Campaign has done an amazing job raising awareness and getting people to think about the reality of hunger and what it means to the millions suffering from it...and telling us it's something we can do something about in our generation!
At our little spot in downtown Montgomery, we are just doing what we can with what we have. That's all you have to do, too! We invite you to ask yourself to open your eyes to the needs around you and let love be your motivation.
Here's a great article about ways you can help!