Over 15,000 children, women and men fed in hours on one day.
Every Sunday for 5 years.
Their purpose is to "eradicate hunger".
On Sunday, July 29, I was blessed with the opportunity to be one of a crowd of volunteers who contributed to this effort. We went to "Moroko", which is one of the worst in poverty. It is known as a slum. They specifically serve children at this location.
When we arrived at our destination, kids were yelling, cheering and running to the van. They knew what was coming and were eager to partake of their weekly ritual.
The van parked and the lead, John, opened the back doors where the bags of food and water were stacked in piles. Children ran to make a line, some were pushing one another to assure a quick spot.
I watched as, one by one, they handed a bag of food and a bag of water to each child. Hand to hand, this simple act brought so much to the children on this day.
On the drive home, people would run beside the van, hoping they would get something.
It was a blessed day. As Yemi (operations manager) claimed, the food they distribute is "spiritual food" and the nutrition is beyond that of the physical.
To read further detail about this day, go to "Archives", click on July 2006, and read "Impressive Acts Lead to Nourishment".