Thursday, September 19, 2013

Be a Part of the Solution!

"One in six people are at risk of being hungry in KY.
We're feeding one in seven people in KY right now."
Marian Guinn, CEO of God's Pantry ....(from 9-18 H-L article)
     Every concerned participant in this year's Hunger Walk is feeling an urgency to increase our passionate determination to not only increase this community's awareness of hunger within our neighborhoods but to reach our $30,000 goal to assist God's Pantry and Church World Service.  The moral issues of hunger and poverty are well delineated in the article written by Tom Eblen in the Herald-Leader, 9-18.

     It is unimaginable that our government would even consider ! the proposed drastic cuts in our anti-hunger food programs.  The impact on our most vulnerable sisters and brothers---the working poor, seniors on limited incomes, disabled and yes, OUR children will be devastating!   If this travesty occurs, the gap between the rich and poor will be  'totally off the chart'. ....and then there are the global issues of hunger and poverty that is the cornerstone of Church World Service's mission. They promote food security with programs that empower communities with sustainable agricultural skills, provide water resources to grow crops, support nutrition education, etc.

     Be a part of the solution!  Walk with your Greater Lex. Community to advocate for those in need on SEPT. 29th.  Meet your neighbors at 3 PM (no fee registration).  The 3.2 mile educational Walk begins at 3:30 PM.

     I am pleased to announce that COSCO asked us :) "to help out with the hunger walk."  WOW!! GOOD NEWS indeed!  They will provide water upon your 3 PM arrival.  Do welcome their support, their arrival in Lex., and COSCO's employees that will Walk with us!  THANK YOU!

     Do bring canned meats, peanut butter, other sources of protein foods to the Walk for God's Pantry.  They will also have a display/info table on site.  Create a poster sharing why you are Walking, attached to a yardstick, to carry with you. We want people to know WHY we are Walking!

Looking forward to seeing all of you in just a few days!!
      Judy Maxson, coordinator