Dordt College News

Bread for the World workshop Wednesday night

April 16, 2007

Bread For The World

Dordt College will host a Bread for the World workshop on Wednesday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m. in the Classroom Building, Room #166.

Bread for the World regional organizer, Tammy Walhof, will lead participants in a time of learning, prayer, reflection and action around the upcoming re-authorization of the Farm Bill. Those in attendance will be encouraged to write letters to our nation’s decision makers.

Congress is scheduled to renew the Farm Bill this year, an action that occurs only every five years. With rural communities seeing a dramatic increase in the usage of food pantries, poverty rates exceeding those of urban areas, and farm foreclosures at record highs in parts of the Upper Midwest, now is the time for action.

Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world's hungry by lobbying the nation's decision makers. This organization is working to ensure that the next farm bill will strengthen rural communities in America; ensure all Americans have an adequate, nutritious diet; provide better and more targeted support for U.S. farm families; conserve the land for present and future generations; ensure fair prices for farmers both in the U.S. and worldwide; and improve and expand international food aid in ways that encourage local food security.

All are welcome to attend and learn what people of faith (and Iowans in particular) can do to speak on behalf of poor and hungry people.

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