The United Methodist Church of Chiefland organized a food sampling event Saturday, Jan. 25, to raise money for Stop Hunger Now, an organization aiming to feed the hungry in Haiti and the Phillipines.
More than a dozen businesses and individuals prepared foods from around the world for sampling. The items offered included barbecue, egg rolls and pork wontons, a variety of breads, a Phillipine chicken and rice dish, New Orleans red beans and rice, onion soup, Greek salad and much more.
There also had a silent and live auction of donated items.
For many of us, the beginning of a new year always brings resolve to do something new or different. Whether it is eating healthier, getting more exercise, quitting the use of tobacco, the new year brings opportunities to start anew.
In 1993, Franklin Graham, International President of Samaritan’s Purse, adopted Operation Christmas Child. Since then, more than 94 million shoe boxes have been distributed to children between 2-14 years of age. In Fiji, last year, a young boy named Ajay sat quietly with his head down and his hands in his lap. One of the workers handing out shoe boxes saw Ajay and went over to help him. She soon learned that Ajay was almost blind and had recently lost his mother. As she assisted Ajay in opening his box tears began to come in her eyes.