On Monday of this week over 350 individuals visited our emergency relief Resource Center here in inner city East Dallas.
Monday was "PAN day" at Central Dallas Ministries. People and Nutrition is a collaborative endeavor underwritten by the North Texas Food Bank, our good friends at Catholic Charities and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
The intention of PAN is to provide supplemental nutrition to elderly and disabled adults and to children.
PAN is a blessing to the very low-income participants who visit us each month.
There were so many people here on Monday that we literally found walking through our interview room almost impossible.
In the stress and the heat, everyone cooperated with joy, hard work and gratitude.
The following day over 200 individuals visited us. Things were "back to normal."
Hunger is real in Dallas.
Finding food for your family is a real challenge, if you are working and still impoverished.
It is very, very clear to me that the nation is failing its people who live at "the bottom."
There is no national strategic plan, no logic model for attacking poverty and overcoming it.
In light of all of our resources this fact is a genuine national tragedy.
It is our national shame.
Wanna talk values today?
This situation is immoral.