By Paul Cizek, Youth Minister
Take a moment to consider food and the lack of food.
- What’s your favorite food?
- When is the last time you were hungry for a significant period of time? How long was it? Could you control when you ate next?
- Name at least three things it’s hard to do when you’re hungry.
- How many kids do you think are at risk of going hungry on a daily basis in Chapel Hill/Carrboro?
Now watch this video about TABLE, a Chapel Hill/Carrboro based program that sends at risk kids home with food over the weekend (when school subsidized meals aren’t available). TABLE is supported by Chapel Hill’s Inter-Faith Council.
- What caught you’re attention?
- How will you respond?
Consider the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Crop Walk as one way to respond to kids in need in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. On April 21 at 2:30pm, Holy Family will join in this 4 mile walk to raise awareness about local hunger and raise funds to help prevent hunger locally and abroad. 25% of funds raised stay local with Chapel Hill’s Inter-Faith Council (and this is a really important fundraiser for the IFC). 75% of the funds will go abroad through Church World Service towards refugee and disaster relief.
- Will you walk in the Crop Walk?
- Will you give money to sponsor a walker (or yourself)?
- If you give money, how much will you give? How much do you think your food costs each day?
As one youth once said, “Crop Walk isn’t a huge sacrifice!” And this true, but it’s a start. Let’s start here and perhaps the Spirit will lead us beyond.