At Second Saturday Servants on March 14, we will again have letter-writing materials for the Bread for the World Campaign for 2015. Come join us in advocacy as we also go out into the world.
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.
Here is some information from David Beckmann, of Bread for the World on the 2015 campaign: Do You Share the Vision?
“Imagine a future in which children no longer go to bed hungry. I know it’s possible. The progress we’ve made in alleviating hunger and poverty over Bread’s 40 years – combined with my faith in Jesus Christ – convince me of this every day.
In the 1960s, severe malnutrition and starvation were serious problems in our country. Today, thanks to programs like SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), nutrition assistance for pregnant women, infants, and young children, and the school lunch program, these problems have decreased dramatically. In the next 15 years, we could end these problems for good.”
He also wrote, “Ending hunger starts with our children. It starts now. It starts with you. You can help end hunger by 2030 with an action as simple as an email or phone call. We need you to do your part. And we need Congress to do its part. Call (800/826-3688) or email your members of Congress today.”
David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World.