Bread for the World - 2018
Preliminary Announcement: Look for more details in March.

For Such a Time as This
Saturday, April 7, 2018

First Presbyterian Church
3231 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18104

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Bread for the World

Second Harvest
Food Bank

The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy

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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:     "For Such a Time as This"
with Margaret Tran, Regional Organizer of Bread for the World, based in New York City where she leads churches and groups in advocacy outreach to end hunger through national policies. Growing up the youngest of five children, Margaret and her family struggled with food insecurity as her parents adjusted to life in the U.S. after emigrating from South Vietnam following the Vietnam War. Margaret received her Master's degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University.

Funding for major programs that affect people in both the United States and other parts of the world will be up for debate in Congress this year -- programs such as SNAP ("food stamps"), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program), and school meals; tax credits for low-income families; humanitarian relief programs; and international development assistance, and our local Members of Congress can have significant influence on how well these programs are funded.

  • Sponsored by Bread for the World, the Justice and Advocacy Committee of The Lehigh Conference of Churches, and Second Harvest Food Bank.
  • This is a preliminary program announcement. Check here again for updates.

  • Hunger and Advocacy Resources

    Last Updated: 2/5/2018
    Created: February 2, 2018