Rotarian Richard Rhoades, Pastor, First Lutheran Church, Galveston – presented a program to the Rotary Club of Galveston at yesterday’s luncheon meeting about the serious problem facing many families and individuals in our county: HUNGER. Pastor Rhoades shared with the membership the success of First Lutheran’s recent Feed Galveston initiative and how this vital program is making such a positive impact for those in need of quality food throughout Galveston County.
Pastor Rhoades said: “Hunger is a real issue in our county. The phrase I lean toward in understanding this is “food insecurity” – which helps point out that there are people who are not sure if they will eat or not. And, these people are OUR neighbors. The issues around hunger are many – but this is one we can address with immediacy by packaging healthy nutritious food to share with the food insecure.”
“I am overwhelmed with the generosity shown by the Rotarians. By the end of the meeting, individuals in the club donated enough funds for over 3,000 servings of food for our neighbors! We are on the way to our next Feed Galveston event to help our immediate community needs!”