Bread for the World - 2010 Offering of Letters workshop

Hunger at Home: Food for our Neighbors

Saturday, March 27, 2010
First Presbyterian Church
3231 Tilghman Street

(Tilghman St. at Cedar Crest Blvd.)
Allentown, PA 18104
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610-395-3781


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Bread for the World

Lehigh County Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy

2010 Gathering
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  • Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Robert Edgar

    Bob Edgar is President and CEO of Common Cause, which has nearly 400,000 members and supporters. Before assuming leadership of Common Cause, Edgar served seven years as General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, and before that as President of the Claremont School of Theology. From 1974-1986, Edgar served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District. Edgar was part of the congressional class nicknamed "the Watergate babies," those elected in the wake of the Watergate scandal and who led sweeping reforms of Congress.

    This annual gathering will include discussion of both local and national food and hunger issues and tools for advocacy with our elected members of Congress.

    This year's Offering of Letters campaign will urge Congress to make changes in the U.S. tax code that will benefit low-income families and help them lift themselves and their children out of hunger and poverty.

    [Download the 2010 Offering of Letters flyer, or view/download the report Hunger 2010: A Just and Sustainable Recovery (166 pages, with study guide) or see our list of Other Resources.]

    The workshop will offer materials, key information, and creative learning experiences to equip you to organize an Offering of Letters in your church, campus, or group.

    The program will also include presentations on local food and hunger issues, and workshops on advocacy skills.

    Workshop topics (in two breakout sessions) will include:
    • Soup Kitchens/Food Banks & Pantries/Angel Food Ministries
    • Food Services and Nutrition in our Public Schools
    • Community Gardens
    • U.S. and Pa. Tax Codes and Economic Policies: Moving Families from Poverty to Self-Sufficiency.
    • "How-To" workshop(s):
      • Offering of Letters
      • Working with Media
      • Letter-Writing Basics ...

    Continental breakfast and lunch are included. (Suggested donation: $10, Students: $5)

    Please pre-register by March 24: on-line or by phone: 610-433-6421.

    Sponsored by Bread for the World and Lehigh County Conference of Churches (Justice and Advocacy Comm.), and Second Harvest. For further information, contact the LCCC office at 610-433-6421; or Bob Walden ja-bfw@ppjr.org.


  • For more information about Bread for the World and the 2010 "Offering of Letters", see www.bread.org.
  • For more information about the Justice & Advocacy Committee, see ja.pprj.org.
  • Bread for the World Team Trainings in Pennsylvania (advocacy skills and team building)
    - Thursday, April 8 (Central Pennsylvania)
    - Saturday, April 10 (Philadelphia)
    Contact Larry Hollar (lhollar@bread.org) for further information.

  • Location: http://bread.ppjr.org/
    Last Updated: 3/15/10
    Created: December 1, 2009