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Kitchen Prayers

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A couple of days ago I wrote about “A Place At The Table,” a documentary film now in theaters and also on  This is something that everyone should see.  As a result of my writing about that film, a friend sent me a You Tube link about a gentleman in South Central Los Angeles named Ron Finley.  Mr. Finley demonstrates for us what one person can do; how one vision, one heart can make our world a better place.  We have a real problem with hunger in our country.  We cannot turn a blind eye any longer.  Good people, hard-working people, people who have hopes and dreams for themselves and their children do not have enough food to eat.  And when they do have food, more often than not, it is the wrong kind of food–food that is filled with empty calories and little nutrition.  It is this kind of food that makes people fat and sick.  Obesity is linked to food with calories but no nutrition.  Ron Finley has an answer to that problem.  It’s simple.  It’s cheap (a lot cheaper than the health costs of subsisting on junk food) and if you are like me, I’ll bet it will fill your heart and your head with your own ideas about how you can create a better world by starting with your community.

Watch the You Tube video and tell me what you think!


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3 thoughts on “Kitchen Prayers

  1. Hi, I read your blog about ‘A Seat at the Table’ and tweeted it, Linked it, and let’s say I shared it because I think it has validity and is a problem that should not exist with all the resources we have and all the technology to boot. I would like you to go to my Facebook page and read about a boy named Tim with Down syndrome. He has put up a restaurant and he manages it. He offers breakfast, lunch and a hug for each customer that leaves the restaurant after eating, It is truly inspiring! It is necessary to point out the changes that need to be made but also give some inspiring stories along the way to keep our vibration high and our momentum going. I wrote an article on my blog that is also posted on my FB and it’s called Is healthcare really on our side? I would love for you to read it and tell me what you think? I believe we are both on the same wavelength, making a difference, offering awareness, and trying to find solutions to very important issues that many are facing. I would love it if we could collaborate together and support each other so that we may make our contribution and help cause a major shift in this world, one that is oh so needed!

    Hortensia Pineda*

  2. Thanks for sharing about “A Seat At the Table.” In our fast paced high-tech world, believe it or not–I am not on Facebook, but I will reach out to via WP. I appreciate your passion for caring about our brothers and sisters. You have a good heart.

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