Monday, October 17, 2011
Scoring big in other ways
We spent Saturday in Pella enjoying the company of the boys and families that make up the Kingdom Hoops eighth-grade boys elite team. The young men and a few siblings spent part of the afternoon collecting nonperishable food items for the local food pantry, which is experiencing a shortage of donations and an increase in need. A similar situation to what many other food pantries are experiencing.
It was a well-timed act of community service. Riley and I watched a show on Friday night about food insecurity - not knowing when your next meal will be or what it will be. Did you know that many children leave school on Friday and don't eat again until they return on Monday? It's horrifying. But hopefully families in Pella will have what they need this week thanks to the work of this team.