Bread for the World - 2009 Offering of Letters workshop

Hunger at Home: Food for our Neighbors

Saturday, March 21, 2009
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church
3231 Tilghman Street
(Tilghman St. at Cedar Crest Blvd.)
Allentown, PA 18104


Bread for the World

Lehigh County Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy

2009 Gathering
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This annual gathering will include discussion of both local and international food and hunger issues and conversation with our elected members of Congress.

This year's Offering of Letters campaign--making U.S. foreign aid more effective in relieving global poverty--will urge Congress to refocus and streamline our nation's aid and eliminate long-standing inefficiencies.
The workshop will offer materials, key information, and creative learning experiences to equip you to organize an Offering of Letters in your church, campus, or group.

The program will also include presentations on local food and hunger issues. Workshop topics (in two breakout sessions) include:

  • "Food, Hunger, and Ethics" Chris Nelson
  • "Second Harvest: Part of the Equation" Ann McManus
  • "New Local Efforts to Deal with Critical Food Issues" Steven Hoog
  • "How Development Happens" Larry Hollar
  • "Public Policy Advocacy: How To tutorials" Larry Hollar
  • "How African Communities Can Feed Themselves" Greg Bowman
  • "America's Grow-A-Row: Growing, Gleaning, Giving" Chip Paillex

State Representative Jennifer Mann will be with us for conversation at lunchtime.

Continental breakfast and lunch are included. (Donations accepted)

Sponsored by Bread for the World and Lehigh County Conference of Churches (Justice and Advocacy Comm.), and Second Harvest. Please RSVP by March 19th. See BFW event calendar for on-line pre-registration, map and directions, or further information; or contact the LCCC office at 610-433-6421; or Larry Hollar

  • For more information about Bread for the World and the 2009 "Offering of Letters", see
  • For more information about the Justice & Advocacy Committee, see

  • There will also be an "Offering of Letters" workshop on Sunday, March 22, 2009, 2-5 pm, at Swarthmore, PA. See details here.

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