I have been slowly (for me) reading a book I dearly wanted to speed through, because it is so good: Take this Bread, by Sara Miles. It was the discussion book this month for RevGalBlogPals, and if you click here you can read those thoughts, including participation from the author herself.
I've been churched my whole life long. I've gone to the Baptist church with my mom and the Methodist with my daddy, and when we lived in Alexandria I attended an Episcopal day school and a Presbyterian church for six years, and since I wound up in the UCC, you can imagine that I have had many influences inform my impression of Communion.
It was fascinating to read the memoir of this previously unchurched granddaughter of missionaries who had a Jesus experience when given the bread for the first time and went on to feel a calling to feed people. What she has done with that calling and what it has done to her is told engagingly, really irresistibly, in this memoir.
As a former board member of the food rescue and soup kitchen here in City By the Sea, I knew a lot of the data about surplus foods and government commodities already, but that section is an education if you do not.
I highly recommend "Take This Bread" and think it would make a great discussion book for churches considering hospitality in all its forms.