Friday, August 08, 2014

A Reprise of Hunger 101 Forum at Holy Rosary

Back in February, the Interfaith Hunger Coalition hosted Hunger 101, a forum and discussion about hunger in New Mexico at First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque. The coalition is planning smaller versions of Hunger 101, to be held in  different parts of Albuquerque. The first of these sessions,  co-sponsored by the Holy Rosary Social Justice Committee, is scheduled for Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community, 5415 Fortuna Rd, NW, Albuquerque (Map), from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The event reflects the mission of the Interfaith Hunger Coalition, which is to to collaborate on addressing hunger issues in our communities through networking, education, public policy advocacy and direct service.  Recent data from Feeding America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed high rates of child hunger and food insecurity in our state.

The forum will attempt to answer these questions:
  • What groups of people form the face of hunger?
  • What are the root causes of hunger in New Mexico?
  • What food programs are already making a difference and how can we connect to these?
  • What actions can we take to alleviate hunger in our community?
Ruth Hoffman
Ruth Hoffman, director of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico, is a featured presenter. There will also be a showing of the documentary A Place at the Table. (Here is the trailer)

Participants will receive handouts with information about agencies in New Mexico that address hunger as well as a commitment form.

There is no charge for this program, but we do ask that you register by contacting Christina Spahn, pastoral associate for outreach, at Holy Rosary’s parish office at 836-5011 X236 or at

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