Tuesday, July 10, 2012

'Real-Life Hunger Games' in Springfield, Missouri

On June30, Bread for the World advocates in Springfield, Missouri, organized an activity known as The Real-Life Hunger Games.  They created an event on Facebook to invite the local community to participate.

THE (REAL-LIFE) HUNGER GAMES, an event based on the popular books and movie, will be held Saturday, June 30th, 1:00-3:00 pm at Brentwood Library, 2214 S. Brentwood Blvd, Springfield, MO.

Faith-based discussion and activities (including Hunger Games character face-painting) will help children and parents discover how the "Hunger Games" themes relate to real-life hunger and poverty issues and will be appropriate for all ages. Parents and children are encouraged to attend together. No admission charge.

Bring at least two non-perishable food items per person (to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest) and earn a chance to win door prizes (a movie soundtrack CD or Hunger Games Trilogy Book Set).

Event is sponsored by Bread for the World of Springfield.

The event got some coverage in the local media.   Here is a short clip on YouTube.

If you want to know more of how the Springfield Bread members put this together, drop a note to Beth DeHaven.  bethdehaven@sbcglobal.net  

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