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Bread for the World has Successful 2013

January 17, 2014
© The Dunn County News

Menomonie Area Bread for the World (BFW) had several successes in 2013 in stopping hunger. With the involvement of many area citizens, it helped hungry people locally, nationally and internationally.

Successes are:

  • “Empty Bowls” in March — Teamed with Menomonie Middle School Student Council, BFW educated about hunger and raised $7,000 to support local programs that work to alleviate hunger and poverty.
  • 2013 Offering of Letters — More than 1,000 area people sent letters and e-mails to members of Congress. BFW is asking for a circle of protection around programs that help hungry people.
  • U.S. Advocacy. BFW is urging members of Congress to continue to fully fund SNAP, the food stamp program.
  • CROP Walk, Rock & Roll in October. BFW raised $10,000 with¼ of the funds going to the Stepping Stones Food Pantry of Dunn County and¾ of the funds to Church World Service and other national agencies that alleviate hunger worldwide.
  • Menomonie Area BFW is looking forward to more successes in helping hungry people in 2014. Plans are being made for an Empty Bowls event on March 1, kicking off the 2014 Bread for the World Offering of Letters – “Working with Congress on a plan to end hunger.” And, it will have a CROP Walk, Rock & Roll on Oct. 12 – starting from the Alliance Church.

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