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Blog post from April Cooper

In a few months, we’ll celebrate two years of feeding a community in Haiti. Today, I sat and thought about that after receiving a few new photos from Paul. There have been times when I felt utterly and completely discouraged; scared of failing and what that would mean for so many children. But the joyful moments make it all worth it. This journey has not been easy. But today, as I sat and scrolled through the new photos I received it hit me again: feeding people is my purpose. This purpose has been coursing through me for many, many years…long before Magic Beans. Feeding the homeless, serving meals, making sandwiches for those in need, packaging food at the food bank, collecting food… it’s always been about feeding people. Feeding Hope was an extension of this purpose and has had an impact in a way I could have never imagined.

Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to the one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could. – St. Gregory Nazianzen

This quote sticks with me when I feel like we’re not doing enough.  To someone, to a small child, to an elderly man that can’t leave his home… it’s enough; it’s more than enough. My desire and hope is to share what we can with those in need. I’m not looking to solve all the problems or create program after program… I just want this ONE program to be successful and meaningful. Food is the most basic necessity. Providing that security is a tremendous honor for me.

When I see the food piled up, ready for the next month of meals I still get a little weepy. What a blessing. Talk about thanksgiving…this is it for me. So incredibly thankful.

Looks like we had some small helpers checking inventory, too.

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So, what do you think ?