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May 30 – Food and Justice: Ensuring Nutrition for Children, Families, and People Who Are Incarcerated
May 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
You are welcome to join Bread for the World and Feeding Pennsylvania at this May 30 workshop in Philadelphia to learn how your voice and others in your church, group or campus can help!
Congress will review our nation’s child nutrition programs in 2015. School lunch and breakfast, summer food service, child and adult care feeding, WIC for women, infants, and children, and other programs are key to the nutritional well-being of children in low-income families. Bread for the World’s goal this year for its Offering of Letters campaign is to make those programs as strong and accessible as possible, especially in an economy where recent gains are not being shared equitably by all.
Meanwhile, people returning from incarceration face daunting re-entry challenges, and the families of prisoners often struggle to make ends meet while their loved ones are not available to provide care and income. Hunger is one onerous result of a legal and penal system that incarcerates millions, disproportionately people of color. Their children need strong federal food programs to ensure they get good nutrition to sustain and build their futures.
Both of these issues, and their linkages, are on the agenda for Bread for the World’s Advocacy Training workshop:
“Food and Justice: Ensuring Nutrition for Children, Families, and People Who Are Incarcerated”
The workshop will provide:
- moving personal stories about the impacts of hunger, poverty and incarceration
- information on creative local programs that support and offer resources so people can create a better life for themselves and their families
- helpful background on key U.S. programs that reduce the risk of hunger for children, and bills that would address mass incarceration and the needs of returning citizens
- resources, including Bread’s Offering of Letters Kit, to help you promote advocacy in your church or campus, and a chance to take practical action right now toward our members of Congress
We will offer both light breakfast snacks and a tasty lunch. A free will offering will be taken to defer workshop expenses. There is no charge for students and people with low incomes.
The workshop is cosponsored by Bread for the World and The Center for Returning Citizens, with support from Feeding Pennsylvania, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Frontline Dads, Sisters Returning Home, and other organizations.