WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Feeding America:
WHAT: New data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that 1 in 6 Americans lived in households at risk of hunger in 2010, including 16 million children. As part of Hunger Action Month, please join the White House, USDA, faith leaders, and Feeding America to learn what the new data means for hungry families and actions people of faith can take to help fight hunger in your community.
- Vicki Escarra, President & CEO, Feeding America
- Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to the President and Director, White House Office for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
- Max Finberg, Director, USDA Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
- Josh Protas, Vice President, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
- David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
- Candy Hill, Senior Vice President for Social Policy and Government Affairs, Catholic Charities USA
Friday, September 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m. EDT
To register and Join the conversation: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/17fb9g4c69d
WHY: Don't miss this important dialog about what various faith communities are doing and actions you can take to build stronger anti-hunger efforts in your community through charity, service, and advocacy.
The faith community is at the heart of anti-hunger relief. Fifty-five percent of the local feeding agencies supported by Feeding America food banks are faith-based, and many churches, synagogues, and mosques provide pantries and kitchens in communities nationwide.
As part of Hunger Action Month, speakers will talk about the importance of public-private partnership in ending hunger and outline simple ways that you can take action in your community. With Congress considering a 20 percent cut to food stamps and the elimination of more than 700,000 women, infants and children from WIC, speakers will address the potential impact on hungry people and the charitable food system, and outline steps communities can take to strengthen their efforts to end hunger through service and advocacy.
To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit http://hungeractionmonth.org/faith.aspx. Find out what you can do to fight hunger – get involved this month and throughout the year!
ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica Map the Meal Gap data can be found at www.feedingamerica.org/mapthegap.
SOURCE Feeding America