On Sunday, February 24, Westminster will receive its annual Hunger Offering. Through this offering, Westminster gives much-needed support to food shelves, meal programs, and other local organizations involved in hunger relief. One in 11 Minnesota households is food insecure—meaning the household income is not sufficient to feed everyone in the family. There is a donation envelope in the February issue of the News, or you can find one at church.
Hunger is a social illness that does not respect boundaries! Our neighbors living in rural, urban, and suburban areas struggle with hunger. The youngest among us and our elders struggle with hunger. An estimated 163,070 children are at risk of impeded learning and growth because of inadequate nutrition, and a growing number of older adults living on fixed incomes—especially those living with disabilities—experience the stress of not having enough money to buy food.
With these neighbors in mind, please consider a generous contribution to the Hunger Offering. Our gifts to community organizations like Groveland Food Shelf, Liberty Church, and the Division of Indian Work make a big difference.