According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “17 million people in the U.S. went hungry or did not eat regularly for a few days of each month over seven or eight months last year.” (2008)
--USA Today, November 17, 2009, p. 3A Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
While the government seeks to find programs to prevent Americans from going hungry, Christians need to remember Jesus has called us to feed the hungry as well.
There are many ways we can be involved in feeding the hungry. We need to not get so focused on our needs that we forget to minister to people’s physical needs.
Matthew 25:37-40 (NASB) "Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? (38) 'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? (39) 'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' (40) "The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'