I just finished reading The Work of Mercy by Mark Shea. Excellent book on the Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy. Highly recommend it to those who are interested in such things and to those who may not know they are. He's not preachy, but gives practical insight into each work and at the end of his book he gives us some ideas on how we can make it happen, and (as my blog title says) be a helping hand to others.
I'll post some of the ideas he gave to help us be doers of the word and not just hearers. Of course you can look in your local area and find many more ways to work out each work of mercy, corporal and spiritual. It really does do a body good. Both yours and those you help.
Feeding the Hungry:
Mercy Corps provides communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives.
P.O. Box 2669, Dept. W
Portland, OR 97208-2669
Food for the Poor provides food, housing, health care, education, water projects, emergency relief, and micro-enterprise assistance in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Food for the Poor
6401 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek FL 33073
954-427-2222 or 800-427-9104
Feed the Children works in all 50 states and in 34 foreign countries supplementing more than 760,000 meals a day worldwide and reaching out to help children and families in 119 countries around the globe.
Feed The Children
P.O. Box 36
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
These are just a few of the larger organizations that you can contact to help Feed the Hungry. Look in your church bulletins and google your city for charitable activities to find local events you can participate in.