Written by: Kara, a member of Three Square's Giving Society
Date: April 22, 2022
My husband and I have a large family, and the thread that pulls together all our most memorable moments is FOOD. It’s a love that has been passed down to our girls, who, while are still young, will eat almost anything. Ask them their favorite foods, and they’ve gots lists prepared. Pierogi, sushi, candy. All in all though, we agree, home cooking is our favorite.
It was in the early years of our marriage that our work with Three Square began. New to reading the Bible, I was taken by the repeated reminder to feed the hungry. We have often spoken with our girls of the importance of feeding the hungry, but they didn’t know of our giving to Three Square until the pandemic hit. They began to notice long lines forming of cars with trunks open. They would ask questions: why are they there; why can’t they afford food; how did they get to the point of needing to be in that line; are there kids in those cars? Tough questions, with tough answers, some I didn’t even know how to answer.
One question I could answer: where does the food come from?
The food bank: Three Square.
The opportunity arose last fall for the girls to get a guided tour of the campus and learn more about how their mission to close the gap on food insecurities evolved in the pandemic times. The job is big, but teamwork makes the dream work. I was humbled by the reaction of my girls, and their insistence that we should be helping. I was grateful that I was able to tell them we were in the ways we are able at the moment. They now look forward to being old enough to volunteer.