Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Living Lutheran Post: For the Children of God

Two hours before the members of St. Francis Lutheran Church in San Francisco prayed for their own daily bread, they fed 140 adults and 16 children a casserole, green beans, fruit and dessert. Each week, members and volunteers from the neighborhood sort through excess food donated by Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Some of the food is made into a meal, while the rest is shared with food programs hosted by other Lutheran groups or given away as pantry items.

“Keep eating, it’s the only meal we’re going to be able to have today,” a mother told her oldest of four children under 8 that early Sunday morning. The mother was right; food programs in San Francisco are closed on Sunday afternoons and evenings so the volunteers can go to church. There were no other options for free food that day.

Read the rest at Living Lutheran.