The ritual morning food donation to the Monks, or alms giving, is a custom that is practiced in the Theravada Buddhist countries. Almsgiving helps sustain the monastic community, and the bonds between the laypeople and the Monks.
Our temple in West Linn is remote from the residential community for our Monks to do the alms round. As a layperson, we can help by visiting the temple to donate food and to connect with our Monks. In returns, the Monks will chant their blessings for your merits.