Friday, June 5, 2009

IF THIS DOESN'T TEAR YOU UP, YOU HAVE NO SOUL

5 comments:

Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Lower my taxes and I will give more to ministries that feed these people. Raise my taxes (or alternatively, make the gift % lower from 35% to 28% -- like Obama did), and less money gets to these people. Thirty cents on the dollar make it to the street via welfare. Seventy cents makes it to the street via Salvation Army. Econ 101.

Kim said...

100% of the food donated to food banks makes it into the tummys of the hungry. Home Ecom 101.

Seriously, when the kid explains how he likes to go there because "eating is fun," then his big eyes soften in silence, it tore me up.

Friday I e-mailed my corporate division for permission to hold food drives for the rest of the year at my stores.

Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Very Cool. My father-in-law works for Nestle. They are (and by extension, we are) pretty good at getting down to the food banks during holidays. Our church as well helps out the local food bank.

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Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Hey, our church has a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 this evening. Pop on by and enjoy a Bristol Farms catered meal while we talk about the poor.

NorthPark Community Church 28310 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 (661) 29-NORTH

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Anonymous said...

The food pantry down on Railroad Ave in Newhall is always looking for donations and volunteers; it is a great local organization. Grace Baptist also hosts an open food pantry twice a year and runs a biweekly food delivery program to those in the community. It is amazing the stories you hear in our own backyard.

There are many people in our community need a helping hand; but it is so much better if offered with a compassionate smile. I would encourage everyone to get involved somewhere.

sdr