Thoughts on Feeding Inc. – Family

Calling out numbers for the small box distribution on Wednesday, I began thinking about all the children running around the room, out of school on spring break. I thought of Ruby Portillo, who teaches the kids on spring and summer break. Then it hit me, the realization that children are growing up here at Feeding Inc.  Memories are being formed that will last for generations. Children that are all grown will be talking to each other and their children, reminiscing about Feeding Inc. and the hot meal Wednesdays.

I started thinking about the opportunity we have here to show the love of Christ and how impacting we can be. I personally know what an impact Feeding Inc. has because of my own life. Feeding Inc. was a light to me in a dark place. It wasn’t anything specific that they did, but I looked at the volunteers and saw a life lived with purpose. I hungered for that and now I get to be a part of that light.

Being a part of Feeding Inc. has really shown me the meaning of community.  Every time I go to Wal-Mart, I start counting on my fingers because I am going to run into somebody I know from the food pantry. The feeling in the room on Wednesdays is the feeling I get when I go to my family reunions. There is always some new member of the family that I don’t know, just like at the reunion. There are the faces I will never forget, people that I have come to know, love and hold dear. I share in the sorrows and rejoice at the good news. I have gone to funerals of people whom I have never met to be with Feeding Inc. family and birthday parties of beloved clients. Clients are not just clients to us, but extended family. And the family at Feeding Inc. grows. I invite you to come and be a part of the Feeding Inc. family and experience the true meaning of community.

Article written by Misty Norris