Yes We Can End Hunger through Advocacy and Service sponsored by the New Hampshire Council of Churches, New England Church World Service and Bread for the World takes place this Saturday, May 2 from 9-2 pm at New Hampshire Council of Churches in Pembroke. The conference will support individuals active in hunger service and advocacy locally, statewide, nationally and globally. Keynote speaker, Rev. Arthur Simon, will speak to "Hunger in America, why do we have it, how can we change it".
Bread for the World positions itself as the faith-based grassroots advocate for reforming U.S. foreign aid to make it more effective at reducing hunger.
The program will feature speeches by the following people, offering diverse perspectives on the need to reform U.S. foreign assistance:
Ins and Outs of a Crop Walk. (Rev. Bert Marshall and Ms. Amy Porter)
Educate and mobilize your community to push for real legislative change.
(Ms. Flavia De Souza, Bread for the World Field Organizer)
Been There Done That. A workshop for and by advanced practitioners. (Ms. Deirdra Schmidt and Mr. Erin Kolodjeski)
Community Nutrition. A guide to eating nutritiously and serving locally. (Ms. Helen Costello)
Register on line by going to www.Bread.org/rsvp, or by calling the New Hampshire Council of Churches at 603 224-1352 and leaving your name, phone number, and email address. Space is limited so register now. Suggested donation is $10 for breakfast, lunch and the conference.