Food is not only an essential part of life, but it is also integral to
the Christian faith. Jesus fed the masses with multiplied fish and
bread during his ministry; foods and plants figured into the parables
that Christ handed down to his disciples; and the Eucharist — the
source and summit of the Christian life — was instituted during the most famous
meal in human history: The Last Supper.
It is little wonder, then, that food continues to play a central role in Catholic culture
today, both in worship and in the ways that sharing a meal can bring people together.
Sometimes these gatherings result in material or monetary donations for charitable
causes. At other times, the simple act of coming to table produces an invaluable
sense of togetherness. This could also be a great way to meet up with your team
partners and bring along your wives.
For our Council, food is a visible part of the Order’s presence in communities—
feeding the needy and vulnerable through communal food programs such as our
Christmas Day lunch. Most of all, the Council may be almost as famous for it’s
(pancake) breakfasts as it is for its charitable outreach. But the breakfasts and other
meals are only the first courses of a feast that includes many unique KofC recipes,
each with its own story of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.
Remember that when you support the Council’s breakfast and other activities, you
not only pay less for that meal than you would at a restaurant, but you also contrib-
ute directly to the Council’s charitable causes.