In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. Acts 6:1 HCSB
Our church has a food distribution program called Dare to Care. People who are in need of food can come to the church and receive a box of food. They must be a county resident and they can only come a certain amount of times each month. Some get a greater quantity of food because of the number of people in their families. Some of the food is provided by the organization Dare to Care and the church voluntarily supplements with other food.
Food distribution is not a new ministry. The early church was in the food distribution business. Each day they would distribute food and money to the widows and those in need. The Hellenistic Jews were those who spoke Greek, while the Hebraic Jews spoke Hebrew or Aramaic. Evidently, the Greek speaking Jews felt that they were not being treated fairly and complained to the church leaders.
Challenge: Do you overlook those who are in need? Consider getting involved in helping with the Dare to Care ministry or supporting it with your gifts and donations. Remember to always treat people fairly and look for ways to help those in need.