Bread for the World

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:15am - Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

The causes of hunger in the United States are rooted in poverty. Millions of Americans earning low wages struggle to put food on the table and make ends meet. We need to create good jobs for everyone who can work, provide adequate work supports, and offer incentives so low-income workers are able to save and build wealth. For many Americans, the U.S. labor market no longer works as a reliable way to build a stable career and support their families. Jobs programs can help benefit millions of families as they work to make ends meet. We must expand access to affordable health care and child care, and strengthen tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, which help working families. Child nutrition programs―school lunches and breakfasts, summer feeding programs, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program―are critical to ending childhood hunger. When children receive the nutrition they need, they are more likely to move out of poverty as adults.

We conclude our letter-writing campaign this week. Information, address labels, and letter-writing materials can be found on a table at the back of the sanctuary through November 11. Our challenge is to send at least 111 letters in recognition of UCC's Mission 1 Campaign. But think how much impact 1,111 letters would make! Take materials with you and enlist the help of friends and family. Please leave letters in the collection box on the Bread for the World table for our offering of letters on Sunday, November 6.

 

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 11:22 am in Featured.

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