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Twenty-six cents

A young boy came to our Food Pantry with his mother and grandmother.  When they had finished shopping, he took 26¢ out of his pocket and gave it to the Food Pantry volunteer to buy something for the food pantry!  Does this bring to mind the poor widow in the Bible who put two small copper coins, about a penny, into the offering box?  Jesus told his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.  For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”  Please let this young boy’s generosity be a challenge to you to “give out of your abundance” and continue to keep the Food Pantry shelves stocked with your donations.


  • Jan Mather, Food Pantry Volunteer

(Originally published June 21, 2016)