Feed the Needy
So all your preps are done but how are you going to feed the needy? Feeding America is currently feeding over 37 million Americans right now. The number of hungry people would grow tremendously if the trucks stopped running.
Do you think you could turn away parents and their starving children? Do you identify yourself as a Christian? If you answered yes to both questions than you need to seriously re-evaluate your relationship with Jesus. This week is holy week and I am certain that Christ Jesus would not be happy for his followers to ignore his children.
There are many things to consider when distributing food in a time of crisis. One important one is that it puts your family at great risk to let people know the depths of your pantry. As a Christian I believe there is a way to accomplish both. During times of emergency we should look to our Churches as a source of comfort and stability.
The ability to stock your local church with food for distribution to those in need is the right thing to do. The important part is to do it anonymously. You do not have to be anonymous to the operators, but it must be clear not to reveal your name or location.
If someone shows up at your doorstep you would direct them to the local church for assistance. This is part of the Christian way of assisting those less fortunate. I am curious to hear some of your thoughts and plans for charity after a disaster. Some that I have heard is pre-packaged food pails with two days worth of food.
The last parting thought is if it is good enough after a disaster then why not now! Your local food bank could use monetary and time donations today.