CHRIS WOLFF Speaker Author
It was National Donut Day last week and I couldn’t resist making the trek to get one of these beauties. What I didn’t expect was in addition to the rush of sugar, fat and carbs, I also received a refreshing jolt of hope, joy and encouragement from my fellow sweet-seeking humans.
Every Sunday morning about 25 members of a small Spanish-speaking church gather in their meager church kitchen to make burritos. Using a combination of food taken from their own refrigerators as well as donations they’ve received, they cook whatever they have and form an assembly line to make as many burritos as they can. They pack up whatever they’ve made and travel to one of the poorest neighborhoods in the area. There they meet those who are homeless and give them everything they’ve made. They set up tables and chairs and shade covering so that everyone has a place to sit and eat and fellowship with one another.
When I asked if I could come with them one Sunday I asked the leader of this small group, Gloria, if there was anything I could bring. She said simply, “We need sugar.”