As my Monday post indicated, we are in the middle of a Solutionists Radical Impact Project.
In a word, we’re becoming Solutionists for local hunger.
On Sunday we distributed well over 1,000 empty grocery bags. Each bag was stapled with these instructions:
We gave people instructions to bring the bags back full of groceries this coming Sunday.
Take an empty bag; return with a full one. Move on what you are moved by.
Here are five things you need to know about the Project:
1. Help! I wasn’t in church on Sunday, April 26! Can I still take part?
No. You should have been at church.
Just kidding! Yes! We have a number of empty bags in our office that you can pick up anytime this week. Or, you can simply print out the instructions above and bring back a full bag on Sunday.
2. Help Again! I will be out of town this coming Sunday, May 3! Can I still take part?
I’m not going to tease this time. Yes, you can. Please bring a full back to the church during office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and we will put them in a staging area.
Either that, or just cancel your trip/ballgame/sleepover and come to church on Sunday, bags in hand.
3. I only took one empty bag home. How many can I bring back?
As many as you want.
4. Where do I bring the food on Sunday morning?
We will have a Loaves & Fishes truck in the Moss Road parking lot of Good Shepherd. Our partners the scouts will be on location to receive your grocery bags and begin the sorting process.
5. Where will the food ultimately go?
To the one in four North Carolina schoolchildren who are food insecure. The food will be distributed by the Loaves And Fishes Ministry. To find out more about them, check: www.loavesandfishes.org.