Salt & Light provided a dignity exercise for our church. Half of us stood in line for an hour, waiting to receive a pre-packed bag of food. Half of us worked in the warehouse for an hour, then purchased food we chose with our earnings from our work. Everyone received a bag of food, but there was a HUGE difference between the experience of the two groups! Those who waited in line felt bored, dehumanized, and treated as an emergency. Those who worked and shopped felt dignified, successful, and empowered to participate in their own well-being. With no money exchanged, our awareness of our own intrinsic value increased or decreased, in ONE hour. Multiply that impact by thousands of hours and people and days. Daily restoration of dignity; that’s Salt & Light.

Jaime O.

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