Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The entire city of St Peter is currently engaged in a food drive during the month of March. For Ash Wednesday, we are asked to reflect upon the basic needs of our community and how we might participate in meeting those needs. Hunger is an insidious beast. When I lived in the inner city, it was relatively easy to see hunger. It was in the face of the person standing on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Broadway. It was in the faces of the people lined up outside the Denver Rescue Mission. Here, in a small town, that is relatively well-off, hunger is harder to see. But it still exists. Because we have a busy food pantry just down the street from my house. So I am participating in this city-wide food drive by bringing canned goods to church, donating a few extra dollars to the campaign every time I shop at the grocery store, and encouraging others to do the same.