How One Meal a Day Can Make a World of Difference
Every day at noon in Shreveport, Louisiana, a group of people gathers to share a meal.
The people who come for food usually have limited incomes. They’re senior citizens, some are homeless or maybe they are living with a disability. Regardless of their religion, race, or gender, however, they are all welcome at the meal provided by Our Daily Bread, as part of the Christian Service Program.
The Christian Service Program was founded in 1970 by a Catholic nun and has 15 dedicated volunteers who work to serve community members who lack the basics in life: food, shelter, and clothing.
The nonprofit group also serves 106 meals a day to homebound residents through a Meals on Wheels program. And, if all goes according to plan, they’ll be moving into a building that they are currently renovating on April 22, Comcast Cares Day.
“Breaking bread breaks down barriers.” This mantra comes from Refugees Welcome, a program that works to break down stereotypes of refugees. This could very well be the message of The Christian Service Program, which serves people regardless of race, religion, or gender. When we break bread, we are all equals.