Hunger Action Ministry
Our Hunger Action Ministry Mission:
Awareness: Educate the Casa community around regional hunger issues through movies, speakers and discussion. In Arizona, 1 in 4 children, 1 in 5 adults, and 1 in 7 seniors are food insecure.
Advocacy: Support the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act in Congress and other state and national legislation affecting food security.
Action: Organize service projects at community food banks and soup kitchens. Promote individual volunteering efforts.
Hunger Action Ministry, meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Here’s a calendar of our meetings and events. Look for information about service and educational or advocacy events in the Casa Bulletin and on our webpage.
We educate using educational movies, such as A Place at the Table, The Faces of America’s Hungry and Hunger Hits Home, as well as speakers from such local organizations that work to combat hunger (like St Mary’s Food Bank and the Association of Arizona Food Banks) as vehicles for awareness around hunger issues. We participate in local or national advocacy.
Important dates to note and hold:
- TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE (this summer): Serving families at the St. Vincent de Paul Family Dining room/Dream Center on Monday, July 24, 4-6:30 p.m. and Monday, July 31, 4-6:30 p.m. Children 9 years and older accompanied by an adult are encouraged to participate. Flyer with information here. To sign up or to request more information contact hungeraction(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org
- September is Hunger Action Month — Look for us in the hospitality area in late August and September. Join us for our “Through our Hands We Serve in Love” Event – Sunday, September 24, 2017, Noon to 3 pm. Our speaker is Sr. Adele from Circle the City and our service/action will be creating Casa Kindness Bags. More information will be provided in the summer.
- Tentative, Monday, November 21 (daytime) Thanksgiving Food Box Giveaway at Sr. Mary’s Food Bank
Recent Education/Awareness/Advocacy events:
The Act on Hunger session included a presentation by David Martinez, from St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Here is his power point. We also offered a general information sheet on Advocacy. And we provided simple every day ideas for how to “Act on Hunger.”
For more information about our ministry, contact: hungeraction(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org