If there’s anything that appears to be multiplying as quickly as whatever new Covid variant blooms and spreads throughout the world, I’m sickened to mention that it’s refugees. The last time I brought food over to Casa Alitas, I watched the remarkable volunteers there help people from Haiti and Brazil make their way to their respective final destinations, but people from all over Central America, Afghanistan, and now Ukraine will be heading through the Casa Alitas Welcome Center at an ever-increasing pace.
For a huge number of Americans, it’s long been easy to think of displaced people as isolated events in faraway places, but the more connected we get, and the more we can turn on a television or glace at the phone to discover the revulsion of people being victimized by unprovoked, gruesome violence, the more we’re put in touch with the fact that another human being is being brutalized, who could just as easily be our friend, our neighbor, or our relative.
Feast continues to keep its doors open in part by collecting your donations and adding to them to bring food to people in need- for every four meals the community donates, we add a fifth, and we bring the meals out on as regular a basis as we can. On April 13th, we’ll be headed to Casa Alitas with two hundred meals or so, and if you want to help us, you can call or write with a donation. Checks written to Feast with “meal donation” written in the memo line will be applied to these meals, and you can send them to us at 3719 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ, 85716; or you can call us at (520) 326-9363 and anyone here can take a donation by credit card if you’d care to participate. Or if you’re more of a hands-on person, you can learn more at their website, including how you can volunteer.
Thank you for your help.