Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Save the Date: Feed Our Children (A 2015 Offering of Letters Workshop)

Saturday, March 14    
9:30 am -  Noon
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa NE
Presentation by Nancy Pope

Feed Our Children
Bread for the World's 2015 Offering of Letters,“Feed Our Children,” urges Congress to reauthorize a Child Nutrition Act that can close the hunger gap. Nearly 16 million U.S. children – one in five – live at risk of hunger.
The legislation that Congress is considering this year authorizes several important anti-hunger programs, such as the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program. With improved access and investment, we have the opportunity to reach more children in need. urges Congress to renew our federal government’s major child nutrition programs, including those for school meals, summer feeding, and the WIC nutrition program for pregnant and new mothers along with their small children.

Download Resources for your Offering of Letters
Our Guest Presenter Nancy Pope, former director of the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger and and advisor to several national anti-hunger organizations, will discuss the importance of child nutrition programs. She provides advisory services and interim staff support to non-profits, government agencies and companies who can contribute to ending hunger. Her clients include national organizations (Feeding America, ConAgra Foods Foundation and Share Our Strength) ,corporations (Target),  government agencies (State of Maryland), and small non-governmental organizations such as food pantries. Ms. Pope, a resident of Albuquerque, serves on the steering committee of the Interfaith Hunger Coalition.

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