Last night on GBTV Glenn unveiled a national Restoring Love food drive being organized by Mercury One. He explained how there are actually cities in the United States where it is illegal to give food to the homeless. As regulation gets more and more strict, it’s becoming impossible to really help others.
Glenn has been challenging this audience to put your money where your heart is, live a life of honor, and be a force for good – the government is becoming the exact antithesis of that. So how do we begin to change course and take a stand against these regulations? Glenn presented his plan last night.
Glenn’s goal was to fill eleven tractor trailers with food and send them to eleven cities where they are in need and where regulations have restrained donations: Detroit, MI; Navajo Reservation, NM; New Orleans, LA; Las Vegas, NV; San Joaquin Valley County, CA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Wilmington, OH.
This morning on radio, Glenn told listeners about the overwhelming response he go from the GBTV audience.
“Last night in one broadcast, 531,200 meals were purchased for the hungry by this audience,” Glenn said. “I don't know if anybody has ever done that that fast. I don't know. I don’t know. Am I reading this right? We filled eleven tractor trailers last night?”
Glenn compared this to one of the biggest food drives in Connecticut he and Pat use to put together. It would take days to fill one giant food truck for Thanksgiving.
“This audience filled eleven in an hour and there's more and more to come,” Stu added.
Glenn told listeners that the food drive culminates on July 28th at Restoring Love in Dallas, TX – just two months away.
“This will be overwhelming,” Glenn said. “This will take care of the homeless shelters.”
There are three fronts to the Restoring Love Food Drive:
“One, you don't become everything that you despise. You don't get into anger. You're creating. You're doing something good, okay? You are restoring love and ensuring love with your own friends and family. Two, you're winning the political debate because you're feeding the hungry and the homeless. You're winning the debate, not even by arguing – just doing. Forget about talking. Everybody can talk,” Glenn said.
He explained that this is how you win the political debate – by doing, and doing good. Glenn told listeners that he and Mercury One are working on language with all 50 states that would prevent food bans. “If you want to give to the homeless, there is no ban, no restriction that going to be put on the American people,” Glenn said.
“Even if it’s salty,” he added.
Glenn reminded the radio audience of the story of Paulina, one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who saved 500 lives, and it all started with one bowl of soup. There are so many hurting and hungry within our own borders right now. People who have, as Glenn put it, “been Cass Sunstein regulated” out of business.
“What do you say we help them? And we’re not penalized for helping them? Push back,” Glenn said.
Glenn went on to say that America has always been a country of plenty. We have always been able to help other countries because of that, but the economic outlook is frightening. If we have nothing, we can’t help.
“Right now we still are in the land of plenty. That may change,” Glenn said. “Have you seen what's going on in Europe? That may change, and it may change quickly. If we fill our soup kitchens now, if we make sure that we have plenty, if we make sure that there is no regulation for neighbor helping neighbor, we're going to be fine.”
Glenn hit his goal of filling eleven tractor trailers by July 28th in one day with the GBTV audience. This morning Glenn challenged both his GBTV and radio audience to fill more.
“Let me make it 25 tractor trailers. We filled eleven. Now let's see if we can fill twenty-five tractor trailers,” Glenn said. “I know I can get some more tractor trailers. Can you do that? Will you do that? Go to GlennBeck.com. Wouldn't it be amazing by the end of the, by the end of the week next week maybe that we filled twenty-five tractor trailers.”
He later added, “I'm telling you this is good thing, and it was a great start last night. I would love to see what you can do. Join us, will you? Go to GlennBeck.com. Click on the third button, Live It, the blue 3, Live It, and you can get involved and read all about it.”