Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A Few Thoughts for Lent
I received an email from a reader who wanted to share a few ways to show solidarity during Lent, with all our fellow human beings who face hunger every day.
Here are her suggestions:
1) Serve plain meatless sandwich and soup dinners 1-2x /week and explain to our children why we are doing this...
2) Try to live on the food stamp allowance equivalent to our family size throughout Lent...
3) Take the time to write a family letter once a week for the hunger advocacy of Bread for the World, eg.
4) Take any money saved from steps 1 & 2 & additional family offerings and sending it to such organizations as the local Food Banks, Oxfam, the Heifer Project, etc...
In our home, each day during Lent our children take an item from the pantry to give away to the poor. At the end of Lent we deliver the box to our local St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Please feel free to share any other ideas you may have in the comments! Pin It