There are, in fact, two sets of People For Others at Loyola Press. As well as this blog, the term refers to our outreach efforts into the local community. This year, we put our focus on hunger and 10 of us go each month to the Greater Chicago Food Depository where we do such exciting things as bag bulk carrots and repack cereals.
What saddens and amazes me is the need for this food bank. Here in Cook County more than 500,000 people each year rely on the emergency and supplemental food provided by the Depository and its network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.
We are the richest nation on earth, the wealthiest society in all of human history. We are a country expending billions of dollars on two wars and we consume a huge percentage of the world’s resources. Yet we still have children going to bed hungry.
I don’t get it.