September is Hunger Action Month, and The United Methodist Church is enthusiastically getting involved. UMCOR is influencing the church to “become advocates, raising awareness for and being in partnership with those who are oppressed, poor, and hungry”. UMCOR shares:
“Hunger Action Month (formerly National Hunger Awareness Day), is sponsored by America's Second Harvest. The events of September 11 contributed to a significant increase in the number of Americans who suddenly found themselves unable to feed their families. Hunger-relief organizations experienced a drop in food surplus and a decrease in charitable giving.
America's Second Harvest and its network of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations developed an aggressive plan of action. Hunger Action Month, an effort to raise awareness and generate contributions, was one aspect of the plan.”
Many churches within The North Georgia Conference are taking the challenge to heart. There are hundreds of hunger ministries within the conference, ranging from soup kitchens to backpack snack ministries and food pantries. Unlimited amounts of outlets are open for United Methodist Churches to use in doing their part.
Camp Glisson was recently informed by Stop Hunger Now that the meals packed by campers and staff have been shipped to children in Belize. The camp packaged a total of 102,000 meals during this summer’s camps.
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