Bread for the World - 2014 Offering of Letters workshop

Reforming U.S. Food Aid
Ending Hunger in America*

Saturday, April 26, 2014

First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104
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  • 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.

    Plenary Presentation: "Reforming U.S. Food Aid"
    with Larry Hollar

    Larry Hollar is Senior Regional Organizer with Bread for the World. He is also an ordained Presbyterian elder, a professional Biblical storyteller, church musician and liturgist.
    Before coming to Bread for the World's staff in 1985, Mr. Hollar spent a dozen years in government legal positions in Washington, serving as staff counsel to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as special assistant to the General Counsel and staff attorney with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    The April 26th 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.

    There will also be time for conversation with special guest April Niver, PhD, Economic Development Coordinator, Office of Congressman Matt Cartwright.

    Workshop topics (in plenary and breakout sessions) will include:
    • Legislative Outlook for Hunger and Nutrition
    • Who's Hungry in Pennsylvania and Why?
    • Returning Citizens - People Released from Prison
    • Local Farming and Foods - Access to Fresh Food
    • "Offering of Letters" - Lehigh Valley Roundtable
    • U.S. Food Aid - Why Now is the Time for Reform

    Continental breakfast and lunch are included. (Suggested donation: $5, Students/Low Income: free)
    Please register : Register on-line here or by phone: 610-433-6421.

    Hunger and Advocacy Resources

    Sponsored by Bread for the World, the Justice and Advocacy Committee of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches , and Second Harvest Food Bank.
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  • * This is a preliminary program announcement. Check here again for updates.
    There will be other Bread for the World workshops in Pennsylvania. Click on the links below for details and registration.
      March 29 (Saturday,10 am - 3 pm) Villanova University
      "Actually Ending Hunger at Home: What Would It Take?" Confirmed speakers include Yael Lehmann of The Food Trust, Bill Clark of Philabundance, Barbie Izquierdo of A Place at the Table, and Eric Mitchell of Bread for the World.
      Location: Villanova University, Driscoll Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085
      Register by March 19 to reserve your lunch.     Look for more details and register Here.

    Last Updated: 4/8/2014
    Created: November 18, 2013