Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Jason and i continue to marvel that we get to do what we love to do and do it together. We enjoyed an incredible community/collaborative effort with River of Joy this past month, doing music with Ben and Micah and other friends to bring people together for a picnic and to make a difference locally and globally, not just becoming more aware of hunger in the neighborhood or world, but confronting it. We played all kinds of music, wove together originals and covers from each artist and we heard from Reps from Community Action Council, Feed My Starving Children and Trivent Financial.
Families and friends brought a total of 750 pounds of food for local food shelves and with a matching grant from Thrivent we raised a total of $1,400 which will purchases 2 HUGE bags of rice for Feed My Starving Children and that will provide 40,000 meals for children around the world!
Check out the press release in the Prior Lake American that invited the community to come.