Our annual Beans and Rice challenge is November 11-15 and we are excited! What’s the beans and rice challenge you ask? We’ve all heard the saying “walk a mile in another man’s shoes” well, a few years ago we decided to “eat a week from another man’s bowl.” We wanted a way to connect on a very small level with what people all over the world are experiencing daily.
We are blessed with so much choice here in the States. Many people around the world have no food choice. It’s eat what’s available or don’t eat at all. We thought, what if we eat beans and rice every meal for a week and give what we would normally spend on food to those who have nothing?
I can say from experience that it has impacted my family. After two dinners of beans and rice my sons are asking “Beans and rice again? Why?” And we love the questions! That’s another reason we began the challenge—to raise questions and share with our family and others, what other families are facing around the world. It has been amazing to see the awareness in my little boys. They truly feel for children who may only have one simple meal of beans and rice a day. Their hearts are moved with compassion They want to reach out. They want to help.
Perhaps you want to help too, but because of scheduling or dietary restrictions your family can’t eat beans and rice every night for a week. What can you do? There are so many ways we can help. Let’s let our compassion move us to action. I’m hoping your family will join me and my family for the Beans and Rice challenge November 11-15.
Feeding The Nations Co-Director
P.S. Anyone who donates $35.00 or more will receive a beans and rice t-shirt!
-Josh Page-Wood, FTN Co-Director