Social Justice Coordinator Andrew Batcher received this email from Denise Woods of Sanctuary DMV Food Justice, the beneficiary of UUCF’s Oct. 11 food drive:
Sunday I had the awesome pleasure of getting to help bag the groceries – probably the only one who did not put the right number of beans in the bags – and it was amazing to see this well-oiled food justice machinery click into place. Serena [Lowe, who also works with Sanctuary DMV Food Justice] said you were fun and she would not miss it and she was right! I was astounded at how everyone just jumped in to make sure that Latinx immigrant families are not forgotten. As I write this, the last of the food bags collected by UUCF are hitting doorsteps around VA! I imagine doors are being opened and parents for a brief shining moment have one less worry on their plate. I cannot imagine how it feels to fear that you or your child might not eat. Your congregation’s dedication to reducing that fear and kicking food apartheid to the curb is undeniable! I, and everyone at Sanctuary DMV Food Justice, are deeply appreciative to everyone at UUCF!