Monthly Archives: November 2011

Feed the 5000

There is a subtle hum of joyful anticipation in the air. Flights have been confirmed. Turkeys and cranberries bought. Pies readied for the oven. Thanksgiving, I’ve heard over and over again, is many people’s favorite holiday. It brings out the best in us – gathering around the table to celebrate family and friendship. It also […]

Feed the Communities. Feed the Soul.

Several months ago, I was intrigued by a headline in The Boston Globe: “Is Ron Shaich Out to Lunch?” The story was an interview with Ron Shaich, the CEO of Panera Bread Co., about a crazy idea he was proposing for his company: “Let me pop this idea on you,” he said. “I’ve been thinking […]

The Growl in the Belly, Multiplied

What does hunger feel like? That’s what Catholic Charities and other faith communities set out to do today – to find out what it’s really like to be a family that depends on food stamps (now called SNAP, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) – when we began our fourth annual Food Stamp Challenge this morning. […]