“Mom. MOM! I’m hungry.”
This was a frequent refrain when my children were young. It was unsurprising since they were growing and active.
My children and I were lucky. I was always able to provide nutritious meals and snacks for them. I’ve never had to make the difficult choice between paying for rent or utilities and groceries. This is not the case for so many families today.
In 2022, 40 million persons in the United States were food insecure, an increase of 10 million persons from the year before.
Between 2021 and 2022, child hunger rose 45%.
Globally, hunger rose 25%, an additional 340 million persons who face food insecurity.*
As people of God, we ask ourselves, “What does hope look like during such challenging times?”
An impactful way to make a difference is to learn more. Join me in attending Ending Hunger 101: Change the Systems on Saturday, January 13th. Read below to learn more about this training opportunity. Please let me know if you plan to attend. I’d love to learn alongside you.
Hungering for hope,
*(Statistics were shared at Bread for the World Nationwide Webinar Pastor Wendy attended on December 12, 2023)
Ending Hunger 101: Change the Systems
Hunger is increasing dramatically in the US and around the world. Big picture actions are needed. I invite you to to learn more by attending Ending Hunger 101: Change the Systems on Sat Jan 13th. Explore the systemic issues that contribute to food insecurity, and learn what you can do to change them.
Topics covered include:
· Latest news on hunger at home and abroad - where are we on ending hunger?
· Indiana stories that illustrate the central role of systems in hunger
· How we can change the systems, and the striking results of actions by Hoosier advocates
Both new persons and experienced Bread for the World leaders have found value in the class. The class offers plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Saturday Jan 13th 10 - 11:30 am
Friedens United Church of Christ
8300 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
To register: https://go.bread.org/page/61180/action/1