Friday, August 12, 2016

Upcoming Events for the Interfaith Hunger Coalition in Albuquerque

The Legal Battle Over SNAP Benefits in New Mexico

Our next general meeting is scheduled for

Tuesday, August 23
First Presbyterian Church,
(Martin Luther King Blvd & I-25)
12:00 Noon
Sovereign Hager and Louise Pocock from the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty are our guest presenters. They will give us updates and background on the legal battle over SNAP benefits in New Mexico. See coverage from National Public Radio and the New Mexico Political Report.

The Education/Outreach and Advocacy Committees will also present updates on recent and upcoming activities.

Feel free to bring your own lunch.
Hunger 101 Workshop

The Interfaith Hunger Coalition invites you to a workshop on hunger in New Mexico. Bill Jordan, Senior Policy Advisor and Government Relations Officer at New Mexico Voices for Children, will offer insights on recent trends and on the work of his organization in addressing food insecurity in our state. The event also features small-group discussions on how to organize Hunger 101 workshops  within your own congregation, providing opportunities for members to learn more about hunger in New Mexico and engage in advocacy.

No charge for this forum but we ask that you bring non-perishable food items to support Roadrunner Food Bank.

To register, send an e-mail message to
A World Food Day Weekend

Saturday, October 15
Annual Sustainability Meal
The Action Corps (formerly Oxfam Action Corps) will be holding its annual meal to promote sustanability and food sovereignty at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. The evening event, (time TBD), will feature a meal with locally sourced ingredients. Volunteers to help are welcomed. Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, October 16
First Unitarian Church
3:00 - 4:30 p.m

3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE
Interfaith Service
We invite you to join members of  local faith communities to commemorate World Food Day. An interfaith service of prayer linking food, climate change, immigration and economic justice will feature scripture readings, music and dance  from the Sikh, Baha'i, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Native American and other communities. This prayer will lead people to make a commitment to address hunger, climate change, immigration and economic justice through direct service or advocacy for change. Refreshments and hospitality will close the interfaith prayer time. Stay tuned for more details. 

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