Children's Book Review

By Jill Ridder

The book, Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by Dyanne DiSalvo Ryan, is a wonderful story that shows us how we can volunteer and serve those who are hungry and less fortunate. Uncle Willie is a volunteer at a soup kitchen in his community. In the story, he shows his nephew how volunteers throughout the community donate money, food, supplies, and their time to provide meals for those who need help. This story shows how much the soup kitchen is needed, and that it is a place where volunteers try hard to make a difference to those in their community. 

As we approach Sharing the Bread of Life: A Week of Faith in Action, October 14-21, we can apply the ideas from Uncle Willie and his nephew by helping those in need in our own community. As families, we can choose from local mission projects, walk in the local Crop Walk, collect food for Loaves and Fishes, collect coins for our Noisy Offering for Feed My Starving Children, offer extra support at your favorite non-profit organization, or volunteer to help serve water at the Naperville Marathon. Whatever way you choose to serve, you will be serving our community in the Spirit of Christ.
Categories: service, children, library