This weekend, Consilium team members (and some of their awesome family members) headed to the North Texas Food Bank in South Dallas to put together nutritious meals for local schoolchildren. From 1-3 p.m., our 16 volunteers were able to help bag 6,250 meals for Dallas-area residents through the Food 4 Kids program.
Statistics from the North Texas Food Bank indicate that 1 in 4 children in North Texas live in food-insecure households, meaning their families at times lack enough food to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Children who receive meals from the food bank often are only guaranteed food at school Monday-Friday and may go hungry on weekends.
“I felt very humbled leaving the event on Saturday, but there was also a sense of tremendous pride in what we accomplished for kids in our area,” said John Moberly, partner and vice-president at Consilium. “We were told that volunteer numbers drop off after the holidays, so we are very much looking forward to coming back and helping fill that gap in early 2017.”
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” –1st John 3:17-18