Bread: February 2013 e-Newsletter
On March 1, 2013, Bread for the World will be involved in setting places at two tables.
One is "A Place at the Table: Bread for the World’s 2013 Offering of Letters."
The other is a new feature-length documentary, A Place at the Table, which shows the persistence of hunger in the United States.
Together, the two "Tables" represent a united effort to end hunger by raising awareness and advocating for policy changes.
Also in this Issue:
Congress may have addressed the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the new year, but the budget fights will continue.
Urge your senators and representative to protect hungry and poor people in the next round of budget decisions. Write, call, or visit them in person.
We believe that our collective voice can create the political will to ensure a place at the table for all people.
Derick Dailey believes that "in order to break free from the bondage of poverty, we need elected officials to put love thy neighbor at the center of our legislative agenda."
Barbie Izquierdo is a young mother who has found the task of feeding her children challenging—sometimes skipping meals to make sure that her children are fed.
Like a lot of kids her age, Colorado elementary school student Rosie Casey sometimes loses focus during class: "All I think about is food."
Eleanor Butt Crook models a comprehensive approach that invests in direct food distribution, education, and advocacy.
"Scripture's challenge to 'send out your bread upon the waters' is really at the core of God's continuous challenge for me."
In La Esperanza, a center for sorting and distribution is a much-needed innovation.
The Lenten period is an ideal time to make your faith real by taking action to eliminate the evils of hunger and malnutrition from our world.
Bread's annual Lenten Prayers for Hungry People are available to order or download at www.bread.org/lent.