Blessing Boxes

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Image by by New Life Church CollingwoodCollege students shouldn’t have to think about whether or not they will have a meal during the day. But that is a scenario that many face, and most of the world isn’t aware of the struggle. In 2014, Feeding America, the USA’s largest emergency food assistance network, calculated that around 10% of its 46.5 million adult clients attend school, including 2 million full-time students1.

These are people who are better themselves, putting all their time and resources into educating themselves so they can contribute to the world, and have a better future for themselves.

A Watertown, NY man realized the need for food college students while working on a project for his own studies, and he did something about it. Army veteran Roman Vezpinoza set up a Blessing Box in his yard, and the idea is catching on. Good Housekeeping has an inspiring article on his mission.

Brilliant. And so inspiring.

*This post is written as part of the We are the World Blogfest. Come join us as we spread inspiring stories 🙂






6 responses to “Blessing Boxes”

  1. Some part of me has always known that many college students struggle to feed themselves, but I didn’t know the statistics. Mr. Vezpinoza deserves much credit for creating his Blessing Box, as does the community for supporting it. Thanks for participating in this month’s #WATWB and have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Chrissie – what a great WATWB post … fascinating to see – we have local villages with this sort of thing going on … and food banks are now all over the place – so necessary. Thanks for sharing – cheers Hilary

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