We are again designating our Christmas Offering for the outreach of Greenwich’s Neighbor-to Neighbor Food Pantry. I recently came across the heart-wrenching account of an American family of four. While they don’t live in our immediate area, their experience is sadly becoming all too common. The father is unemployed because he suffers from Parkinson’s disease. The mother works, but her salary doesn’t cover all their expenses. They qualify for food stamps, but recent cuts in the SNAP program are taking a toll. “We’re doing everything we can,” she says, “It just isn’t enough.”
When asked how it feels to be hungry, their daughter, Molly said, “It feels like I’m going to throw up all the time.” Thankfully, the family receives food assistance and other essentials from their local food pantry. “Sometimes people run out of money and can’t buy food,” the eight-year old adds. “If I had food …I would help anybody that doesn’t have food.”
It’s difficult for us to realize just how important a local Food Pantry is to those in need. Please give generously to this year’s Christmas Mission Offering. It’s the least we can do.