Friday, December 21, 2018

Food bank Reflections


Anesis North Point church food bank, Coventry

I volunteer with Penny Appeal, which organises biryanis for the food bank. 

We distribute about 150 of them. 
They are almost always gone.

I try to make sure we're being joyful and put a smile on someone else's face. 

You don't talk to them like "a homeless person", 
you just talk to them like a person. 
Sometimes I see people I've grown up with, gone to school with, and think how quickly life can change.

The church that organises it gives a little talk before they distribute the food. 

A little prayer in Jesus's name. 
Faith is a part of it. 
Being a Muslim, 
I've got nothing against this; 
we follow Jesus as well as Muhammad.

My wife is from India. 

She came over here two years ago and had this image of England as having no poverty. 
When I expose her to stuff like this, it helps her to understand. 
You can't do as much as you want to do, but even a small action gives back to a community. 
Spiritually, it helps me, it strengthens me.