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If your pantry was empty, your children hungry, your electricity cut off for nonpayment, and you saw no prospect of support, what would you do? For a decade in a rural Tennessee community, you went to a shabby building behind a church and found Laura Willis. Running a program to help the needy, Laura discovered a world of people she never knew: the lonely and unemployed, chronically poor families, and middle-class folks surprised to be struggling in a great recession. And to each she offered a bag of groceries, a compassionate ear, and a heart of love. Taking a tiny food pantry and watching it grow to feed hundreds, Laura learned about her own hunger for God and began to discern her own spiritual directions, learning how her calling card - a bag of groceries - could be a gift to others and to herself of abundance and grace.

©2013 Laura Lapins Willis (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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When All your Clients Know Each Other but --

I wanted to like this book. It's a book by someone who started out not knowing any poor people, and ends the same way. The lives lived by the people she helps don't impact hers. Is it unreasonable to be able to uncomfortably see how her actions don't actually do anything to bring the poor into a state of being safe, who remain from the beginning to the end very much mostly experiencing the obvious outcomes of their own choices?

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As a person who volunteers 20+ hours a week in a busy food pantry this book is a perfect example of what it’s like working in a faith based pantry! So many stories hit my heart-just amazing how God works through each one of us in a different way!

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Maybe a Good Devotional Text

This reflection on the work and love of feeding others maybe a good text to promote the reflection on the needs of others and on otherness. Dr. T.