“When I Was Hungry…You Gave Me Food”

“‘Come, you blessed of 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 took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'”  -Matthew 25: 34b-40

We are so thankful to be able to give to those in need out of the bounty of what God’s people supply. And while the majority of our food is given to families in need, there is a segment of the population that is often times forgotten.

Senior citizens in our area struggle financially too. Between fixed incomes, the high cost of living and the even higher cost of medical care, older Americans find it hard to afford the necessities of every day life.

This beautiful woman, receiving a food bag from our receptionist, Sue, comes every month to receive her food assistance from The Hope Center.

So when you’re at the grocery store next, grab an extra can of soup or another jar of peanut butter and drop it off at The Hope Center. And remember to say a prayer for the person or people who may receive your food gift. Your generosity can truly make a difference in the life of someone that God loves deeply.

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