Make a Resolution to Give Monthly
This year, resolve to join the growing number of Bread members who are working to end hunger through regular monthly gifts. This dedicated group of more than 4,000 members belongs to our Baker’s Dozen program and makes monthly gifts via credit card or electronic funds transfer. For just $10 a month, your monthly gifts will provide a predictable stream of financial support that enables Bread to make efficient plans for the future. The money saved in gift processing, membership reminders, and administrative costs equals the value of a 13th monthly gift—a baker’s dozen.
Please consider joining this cost-effective program to sustain our work on behalf of hungry people. For more information or to join Baker’s Dozen, call 1-800-822-7323 or visit www.bread.org.
Ash Wednesday is March 9, and again this year Lenten Prayers for Hungry People will be mailed to Bread for the World members. This 6 x 9 inch “table tent” includes scripture readings, prayers, and actions for each of the five weeks of Lent as well as Holy Week. Individuals and churches may order additional copies of the printed table tent free of charge. Visit www.bread.org/go/lent to view the prayers and place your order. You may also request to have an email version of Lenten Prayers sent to you each week.
In addition, many churches have special studies or Christian Education classes during Lent. The Christian Study Guide that accompanies Bread for the World Institute’s 2011 Hunger Report offers six sessions of biblical themes and activities related to the contents of the report. Download the report and study guide at www.bread.org/hungerreport.
Save the Date for the 2011 Gathering
From June 11-14, 2011, we will convene in Washington, DC, for our National Gathering. It will focus on the theme “Changing the Politics of Hunger.” The National Gathering consists of three major events: the Gathering proper (June 11-12), a special international conference on ending child malnutrition (June 13), and Lobby Day (June 14). More details will be available soon. Join us for the entire Gathering!