Each day, there are anywhere from 15-30 links to news articles, websites and even blog entries. The one thing that all the links have is that they lead to postings that have both the word church and food in them.
Rarely have I received a link to anything that mentions a church educating members about food policy and/or sustainability! Instead, in my very unscientific analysis, the vast majority of articles are about the what churches are doing to meet the food needs of their communities-- usually in the forms of food pantries, soup kitchens, or food give aways. And then, of course, there are the numerous links that merely are mentioning church events in which food will be served!
Some points to ponder....
- Are churches doing programming related to food "issues"? but just not publicizing it-- so it doesn't make it into the web postings?
- Are the needs so great in so many of our communities that more and more churches are reaching out with aid in the form of food?
- Is it just that this community outreach/charity work is much more "reportable"? Articles about churches offering food aid are more interesting to the general public?