We can put a man on the moon, but we’re still OK with 13% of Iowans worrying about whether or not they’ll be able to eat.

We may not have the poverty rate of Philadelphia, which boasts some of the highest poverty rates in the country, but we still have a lot of work to do here in Eastern Iowa.

One slice at a time

Take Mason Wartman for instance.  He left his big city job to open a pizzeria.  One day, a customer asked if homeless people ever come in looking for a slice and asked if he could pre-purchase their next slice.  Wartman grabbed a Post-It note and slapped the purchase up on the wall.

Over time, the wall has filled up with over 10,000 Post-It notes.  Customers in droves are paying it forward and making life a little easier for the homeless one slice at a time.

Yes; these customers are paying it forward.  But the simple act of kindness is so much more.  It’s filling the bellies of hungry men, women and children.  It’s giving a neighbor a slice of dignity.  And it’s living out Matthew 25:35. 

There’s enough food to go around.  And together as a community, we can stop hunger in our generation.

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