Saturday, January 07, 2012

Walking in New Orleans for a Circle of Caring

You've heard of the expression Walking in a Circle.  Let's turn that phrase around a bit to Walking for a Circle. Actually, let's call it Walking for a Circle of Caring.

This is where we invite you to join the New Orleans chapter of Bread for the World in their 31st annual walk for the hungry, which they have appropriately entitled A Circle of Caring.  This a variation on A Circle of Protection, the theme that Bread for the World, Sojourners and many of our partners have promoted to preserve the federal programs that help the most vulnerable people in our country and in many poor countries around the world.  The Circle of Caring is intended primarily to raise funds to meet the needs of poor people in New Orleans. 

So how can you help?  If you live in New Orleans or are planning to travel to New Orleans on the first weekend in March, please join the walk, which will start at St. Anthony of  Padua Catholic Church on Canal Street.  Here is more information, courtesy of Sister Jane Remson, director of Bread for the World New Orleans.

No One Should
Suffer from Hunger
No person should go hungry. We can help end hunger by placing a Circle of Caring around programs that provide food for poor and hungry people whether they live in the United States or in developing countries.

Put your prayers for poor and hungry people into action and join the Circle of Caring by participating in the 31st annual Walk for the Hungry on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

The 4-mile Walk begins at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church yard, 4640 Canal St. and proceeds up Canal St. to Claiborne Ave. The Walk turns on Claiborne Ave. and continues down Canal St. returning to St. Anthony of Padua Church yard.

Walk schedule
Registration – 8:00 am
Prayer – 9:00 am
Walk – 9:30 am
Walk ends – 11:30 am

Registration fee includes your t-shirt
Adult - $15
Student - $10
Child - $7 (7 and under).

Walkers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

To register ahead or for information contact

Chances are most of you reading this blog won't be able to participate in the walk.  In which case, I encourage you to do a virtual walk or a solidarity walk.  All this means is for you to send in a donation (whatever amount you chose). Here is the address:

Bread for the World New Orleans
The Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice
Loyola University New Orleans, Campus Box 12
New Orleans, LA 70118-3565

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