I live in Williamson County, Tennessee (Franklin, TN). Williamson County is the wealthiest county in Tennessee and in the top 20 wealthiest counties in the United States. However, in spite of the county’s wealth, many families live at or below the poverty line. Most people in the county overlook them. Many people in the county don’t even know where the “poorer” neighborhoods are.
Last week, the director of the Williamson County GOP made a statement saying he didn’t think taxpayers should be responsible for providing free and reduced breakfasts and lunches to our poorer students. Here is the article and statement.
Some people just don’t get it. The U.S. government wastes billions of dollars and the one cut the GOP representative wants to make is feeding hungry kids! How out of touch can someone be?
Here is a video from a news report about the controversy. Watch it all because near the end of the report they interview a single mom with 5 kids. Her name is Tinisha and she and her boys are a big part of my church.
Right now, in the United States, more people are living in poverty then ever before. Here is an article that appeared in my newspaper today about a family that has fallen into poverty. It is an interesting story.
However, there are some people who get it. Here is a video of a ministry and group of churches in which I am involved. This past Saturday we gave away 20,000 lbs. of food.
I guess my point in this blog is to encourage all of us to open our eyes and recognize the needs all around us.