What should we – individually and collectively – be doing differently about hunger issues in our community?
How can any religious person in Shelby County sleep soundly when over 250,000 Memphians need food stamps in order to eat? People of faith are all well-intentioned but the hand doesn’t always follow the heart. East Memphis grocery stores expand entire departments while food deserts in South Memphis with no grocery stores get bruised bananas at best. City schools must survive not only for academic excellence but because 90% of MCS kids depend on public schools for breakfast. Let’s be honest. The Mid-South Food Bank doesn’t need cans anymore, it needs cash and volunteers. That is why Temple Israel sent out 700 volunteers last Sunday to the Food Bank and 48 other agencies and why we donate real dollars for the food we would otherwise have eaten on our fast day.