We will have letter-writing materials again at Second Saturday Servants on March 14. This is our 30th month in a row for SSServants. We will be preparing an a la carte breakfast for Morning Glory–this week at Clark Square Park at Mineral Street and 23rd–and sending a crew to Northcott Neighborhood House. We hope to have a large group of Disciples this Saturday for Second Saturday Servants.
We included letter writing for Bread For the World at our Second Saturday Servants activities yesterday. A few of us wrote letters to Congress encouraging changes to make food aide more effective.
Here is a link to information on how you can join the letter writing campaign: http://bread.org/
Below I am repeating a blog about Bread for the World from last year.
Bread For the World Institute published an excellent series of papers, called Development Works, in 2012. The first paper, in March 2012, focused on some questions we often hear:
How can it help hungry people overseas?
But what exactly is development assistance?
And why should we support funding for it when many Americans are facing hard times?
I recommend reading the paper:
The summary is:
• Development assistance enables
people in poor countries to build a
better life for themselves and their
.In developing countries, investing
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