One of the great things that happens in youth ministry is the training our young people acquire in the area of service. Yesterday J Hall took about 15 young people from Central and a few adults to the West Alabama Food Bank. WAFB distributes food to low income families in a variety of ways. They set up distribution centers in low income areas, in rural areas without a grocery store, and social workers use them as a resource to help families and individuals with daily food necessities.
The food that WAFB has comes from donations from individuals, groceries stores, and corporations. Paid staff and volunteers work the food bank to help get the food to those in need.
Our group volunteered for the day and I took the opportunity to go with them. We sorted fresh fruits and vegetables, we sorted yogurts and other dairy products. One group sorted cereals and crackers. A few of us “repaired” damaged boxes. Some stocked shelves in the “store” area. It was a good day. It was hard work, but the youth had fun.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘ Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matthew 25:34-36)
Thank you J for setting this up.