Dr. David W. T. Brattston is member of the oldest Lutheran congregation in Canada. Since 1995 he has been a volunteer at the Lunenburg Inter-Church Food Bank.
Brattston acknowledges that Christians have an obligation to care for the poor because of Scripture. However, he points to the first two hundred years of Christian community, before debates of doctrine created a splintered church, as a further sign that all Christians share these forebears and therefore should listen to their counsel to care for the poor. In the spirit of the early church fathers, Brattston urges Christians to pray for justice and contact their political representatives to enact policies that will support sustainable and sufficient standards of living.