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VOA常速英语新闻:美国牧师向穷人提供免费食物(双语)

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每到周一,都有150人在马里兰乔治王子城基督徒生活中心的停车场上排气长队。琼·奥斯瓦尔德一家人自4月份以来一直住在紧急收容所,她每次都来得很早。
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Every Monday, about 150 people line up in the parking lot of Christian Life Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Joan Oswald, whose family has lived in an emergency homeless shelter since April, got here early.
每到周一,都有150人在马里兰乔治王子城基督徒生活中心的停车场上排气长队。琼·奥斯瓦尔德一家人自4月份以来一直住在紧急收容所,她每次都来得很早。

“I had a lot of difficulties finding help with food. But since I met pastor Slye, we don’t have to worry about food for my family. Every day there is food in my refrigerator," Oswald said.
“我得费很大功夫弄到食物,但自从遇到牧师斯莱,我就不必为家人的食物担忧了,我家的冰箱里天天都有食物。”

Everyone in line receives bread and a full bag of produce weighing more than five kilos.
排队的每个人都能得到面包和一满袋子超过5公斤的农产品。

“Everything is free. That is why you have a line here. Everybody is hurting right now. Everybody has a need no matter what background you are from,” said.
“什么都是免费的,所以必须得排队,眼下人人都在受苦,无论什么背景,人人都需要这个。”

Pastor Ben Slye, who runs Christian Life Center.
牧师本·斯莱是基督徒生活中心的负责人。

He began the weekly food distribution to low-income residents in the Washington suburbs a year and a half ago. Every Monday, he rents a refrigerated truck to pick up fruits and vegetables from the two largest produce companies on the east coast, Taylor Farms and Coastal Sunbelt Produce.
一年半以前,他在这个华盛顿郊区开始每周向低收入者分发食物。每到周一,他都租上一辆冷冻车,到东海岸两家最大的农产品公司—泰勒农场和沿海地带农产品公司—装运水果和蔬菜。

词汇解释

1.drought n. 干旱;缺乏

The crops died during the drought.
干旱期间庄稼都枯死了。

2.line up 排列起;整队

The pupils lined up to board the school bus.
学生们排队上校车。

3.pastor n. 牧师

The young pastor's voice was tremulously sweet, rich, deep, and broken.
青年牧师的话音时断时续,听起来甜美、丰润而深沉,实在撼人心肺。

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