Tuesday, January 08, 2013

An Early Introduction to A Place at the Table: Bread for the World's 2013 Offering of Letters

In Monday's post, I invited Bread members in New Mexico (and elsewhere) to join me in Washington, D.C. for Lobby Day on June 11. But I didn't mention what requests we would be bringing to our legislators.

I can tell you that our  advocacy efforts will focus on Bread for the World's 2013 Offering of Letters, A Place at the Table,  which will be launched March 2013 to coincide with the release of a feature film of the same name. The film  A Place at the Table is a new documentary from Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth; Food, Inc; Waiting for Superman) and will be released by Magnolia Pictures. It makes the connection between hunger in America and advocacy for public policies and programs that assure a place at the tablefor everyone.

The  2013 Offering of Letters will also ask members and congregations to join thousands of others in asking President Barack Obama to set a goal and work with Congress to end hunger.

Look for your 2013 Offering of Letters kit in the mail in February.

In the meantime, Click here to download a brief summary of the 2013 Offering of Letters (in PDF format)

And here is a short video to introduce you to the OL.

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