This Lent, we are doing a new practice for almsgiving. It’s an idea I’d saved last year, but we were in the middle of moving so it was just not a good time to add this sacrifice to our list.
We are going to take one non-perishable item from the pantry each day, and add it to a box for donating to the local soup kitchen run by Catholic Charities. Certainly we have enough that one item per day is do-able, and I hope that by the end, we’ll have seen just how much we’ve been able to give up, and how much we’ve been able to help those who are hungry.
I created a little sign to attach to our box, with words from the Gospel of Matthew, to help us remember that when we feed the hungry, we are serving Christ Himself. Find it here for use in your home, too!