Operation Food Secure Update
As we go into Phase Two of Operation Food Secure we’re expanding our approach to equip our staff and volunteer teams to look for other needs as well: medical, environmental, and domestic needs that go beyond hunger relief. For instance, what if someone has no way to refrigerate or cook the food we deliver to them? What if they have no electricity, running water, or transportation to the doctor? Many people in need of food have other needs as well. We will train our volunteer neighborhood teams to identify and look for ways, as much as possible address these needs too.
Indeed it’s a challenge and a risk for everyone involved. It’s a risk to receive help for those who have a hundred reasons not to trust someone again. It’s a risk to give our time and emotional energy to strangers, not knowing what the outcome will be. It’s a challenge for TRM to take on the responsibility of receiving and distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food every week. But it’s also an opportunity to not only help our neighbors in need but to help strengthen the heart of our neighborhoods during these uncertain times. Often its the simplest of things in life that bring us the greatest happiness.
Proverbs 22:9 says, “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. In some ways Operation Food Secure could be called, “Operation, Happiness In A Box”, both for the receiver as well as the giver. Thank you for standing with TRM in your prayers, volunteering and giving.
May God bless you and your family as you remember when Jesus said, “when I was hungry you gave me something to eat.... when you did it for one of the least of these my brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.” †