You’re invited to help Open Table serve a warm meal and provide groceries to those experiencing a time of hardship in Massachusetts. If you are enthusiastic about addressing hunger and serving your fellow man, woman, and child feeling socially isolated do to the affects of poverty, then RSVP to volunteer on any
Monday in 2013 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Click to RSVP for upcoming dates).
According to a report by Massachusetts based Project Bread and data collected from the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture):
“The food insecurity rate in Massachusetts has grown by over 43 percent since the start of the recession in 2008. This is the highest rate recorded in the Commonwealth since this data was first collected in 1995.”
In an article published recently by the Associated Press:
“Poverty is spreading at record levels across many groups, from underemployed workers and suburban families to the poorest poor. More discouraged workers are giving up on the job market, leaving them vulnerable as unemployment aid begins to run out. Suburbs are seeing increases in poverty [too].”
Dr. Cornell West of The Poverty Tour says, “You can’t lead people unless you love people and you cant save people unless you serve people.”
What is the depth of your love and quality of your service for people, specifically poor people? Show your depth and register now.
Note: If you can’t volunteer your time Open Table accepts food donations. For more information about food donations please contact: http://www.opentable.org/contact-us/.
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