Martinez Family Community Food Pantry
$375 raised
8% of $5k goal
7 contributors
4 Years running
As the majority of American Families just sit in front of their large screen TV's and in the comfort of our home couch snacking on our favorite foods or drinks there is a side of America none recognize. A side that media hardly mentions and when they ...
As the majority of American Families just sit in front of their large screen TV's and in the comfort of our home couch snacking on our favorite foods or drinks there is a side of America none recognize. A side that media hardly mentions and when they do and a commercial or news about it comes on, we are quick to flicker the channels away from it in disregard. There is an America composed of Elders and Young Children alike that go to sleep hungry every day. As modern day Americans we have been stricken with the egocentric philosophy virus of ignoring social causes and needs. A common decease that is impeding us from seeing the needs of others and that must be broken once and for all. We could help heal our nation of this decease and the ones that need the most with just a couple of canned food/dry food goods, a $5.00 or $20.00 donation could help feed a few kids, elders or families in our own back yard. I believe that we as American Individuals must help the less fortunate than us and break this sickening Hunger that our kids and elders are suffering. I do not want to sound egocentric myself, but I believe that we must concentrate in us first, heal our wounds first, feed ours first and then go on to help others overseas, how could we heal other if our heart is lacking that precious medicine call compassion for our own. I love the John F. Kennedy quote of “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you could do for your country”.

Therefor my family “The Martinez” has this God given burden in our hearts to help our community and those in needs. We have decided to start a family community food pantry; we will be purchasing extra nonperishable foods on our grocery shopping outings just for the food pantry. I have contacted local organizations that care for the young and the elders in our communities and they are supplying us with a list of people in needs. I am not ashamed to say that at one moment in our life hunger had stricken close to home and that of other dear ones we know. I have experience firsthand the red tape and at times demeanor of local food banks and see a need for a change, If just one of us would pick up and decide to help one needed family in our communities with a food donation we will help end hunger not only in our City, Municipality and Township but also in America.

God has gifted us with help at times of needs and we, we feel that it is time to give back and share not only our faith but our helping hand. If you are interested in starting your own family food bank or would lie to join the cause, please contact us as we would love your company. The cost of our food/donations will be out of our pockets as we do not have any sponsors or grants. We could use and appreciated any donations of canned goods, dry foods or any monetary gift your heart desires to help us with in our pantry purchases. In return we will show proof of purchase receipts and supply you with a list or even a personal connection of where you donations ended if you request such.
We have a PayPal account set for monetary donations if you desire or you could contact us as we will travel to pick up local food donations. We need to raise money to open a store front location so that we could further help in a larger scale. You could visit our website for more info: www.miamiprays.com
God Bless You,
Gerry Martinez
foodbank@miamiprays.com
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