You may remember that I headed up my church's charity music festival, Joyful Noise, this past summer. It benefited the Quakertown Food Pantry--one of loads of similar organizations in our area that help thousands of families acquire the most basic of needs--food.
article that I wrote last spring for more statistics that will blow you away.
There are some positive signs, though. One of these signs is the formation of a community garden on the grounds of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. According to an article in last Sunday's Intelligencer, an acre of land at the school will be used to grow food--under the supervision of students and faculty--that will be donated to the Bucks County Opportunity Council, which will then distribute the food to various agencies and food pantries around the county.
This is huge for people who use such organizations. Very often, fresh fruits and vegetables are the foods that get sacrificed by families in need--even though they're the most important for a healthy diet. The DelVal program will help to spread these healthy foods to families that need such foods badly.
It reminds me of favorite quote by Chinese writer and inventor, Lin Yutang who said, "Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Let's hope that the efforts at DelVal lead to a long road ahead.