If we do not challenge the status quo, I fear we will continue to respond to issues such as food security in a charitable manner because we focus on the value of community fundraising and generous actions. The effectiveness of this response is further reinforced when we read testimonials from recipients describing their appreciation of the help they received. I fully support giving to organizations that make our communities a better place. A charitable response to food insecurity however is not sustainable and it can distract us from the long-term work of justice.