‘Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice using our nation’s decision-makers to end hunger at home and abroad…Bread for the World members have helped win bipartisan support for programs and policies that reduce hunger in the US and overseas.’
Members have just received in the mail Lenten Prayers for an End to Hunger. Prayer is one of the answers to the question “What can we (I) do?” along with act and give. “This year, our prayers are especially urgent. The coronavirus has created a hunger crisis. Nearly one in four children worldwide is at risk of stunting because of chronic malnutrition. In the US, one in three families with children struggle with hunger.”
To receive “Lenten Prayers,” visit bread.org/lent for an online version of these prayers and to sign up to receive weekly reflections, prayers, and stories and actions throughout lent.
There are also many resources for you that are free. If you teach Sunday School, there is curriculum for grades 4-6 and 7-9 to teach about hunger. There are flyers, prayers, and bulletin inserts, and fact sheets.
The 2021 Offering of Letters will cover four topics: food systems, climate change, economic justice, and racial/gender equity. “Working apart doesn’t mean we can’t work together. You can take action right now to persuade Congress to provide emergency assistance and approve nutrition for those most vulnerable due to the pandemic. Background information, sample letters, and tips for personalized e-mail messages to Congress are all available at bread.org/write.”
Bread will have area webinars in 2021 and recordings of the November ones are posted bread.org/blog/2021-regiional webinars-offering of letters-congress. I listened to just the portion by Rev Eugene Cho (president), and it was very motivating!
I hope Presbyterian Women will also be motivated!
Lisa Gray is the Representative for the Synod of the Northeast and a member of the Justice & Peace Committee of the Churchwide Board of Directors of Presbyterian Women, Inc.