Hunger Solutions for the Faith Community
Are there really hungry people in Dallas? Yes. In Dallas County, 1 in 5 people are food insecure. That means that more than 400,000 of our neighbors lack consistent access to healthy food. Food insecurity rates are highest in families headed by single mothers and families with annual household incomes of $43,000 or less. Although food insecurity is most common among families with children, the number of food-insecure adults aged 50 or older is rising rapidly. Between 2007 and 2009, the number of hungry seniors increased by 40 percent.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink” (Matthew 25:35).
How Can We Answer the Call? Feeding hungry people is both an act of obedience and worship for the Church. Thankfully, God provides us with many creative resources to answer His call to feed hungry people.