According to Feeding America, "Research has shown food insecurity and hunger are serious threats to children's health, growth and development. The nation's economic growth depends on the well-being of our children. As such, the existence of childhood hunger in the United States threatens future American Prosperity." Do you have hungry children in your community? Chances are you do. As I posted last week, 20 million children are able to receive a meal each school day through the National School Lunch Program, but during the summer when most children are not in school, where will these children turn to receive a meal?
You can make a difference in the lives of hungry children in your community by getting involved in a summer food program in your community. Check with Feeding America or your local school to see if they have a program in place in your community which you could involve the children in your ministry with to put feet to their faith.
We all have hungry children in our communities - and in our churches as well. Helping to provide meals for these children in the summer is one way we can show them the love of Jesus and put feet to our children's faith!