The simple answer is that the folks are hungry! This is a perfect way to help our brothers and sister’s in need, and to show the love of Jesus in action. They tell us it brings cheer into their lives, and proves that somebody loves them, and cares about them. The Bible tells us several times to do this. Jesus talks boldly and plainly about this in Matthew 25. Luke 14:2-14 says, ( When you prepare a Feast, don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, or rich people. For they will return the invitation. Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then at the resurrection of the godly, God will reward you for inviting those who can’t repay you!) We have the knowledge, skill, expertise to pull these off, with God’s big help. We are chef’s so we can cook great food. We act like Jesus himself is coming to eat, worship, and party. If you had Jesus coming to your house for dinner, how would you act? We clean everything, put out our best linens, tableware, and furniture. We source food from around the world, and right down the street. We select and purchase high quality, nutritious food, and prep it, cook it, and serve it to our esteemed neighborhood guests . I can’t understand churches and organizations that serve old food. Granted, its a use of food that otherwise would be thrown away, and fed to hungry people. I have eaten at dozens of shelters, churches, and organizations, that feed the homeless, across the USA. I’ve eaten my share of old bread and pastries from restaurants, old sandwiches from gas stations, and old vegetables, fruits, and salads from supermarkets. If you wouldn’t eat it, why would you serve it to a homeless person who could really use a hot, delicious, nutritious meal? There are dozens, no hundreds of organizations in Detroit, that feed the homeless, and do it consistently. Thank them! I just can’t understand a $60,000,000.00 church, serving old food, they get for free. It boggles my mind, at this disconnect.