Celebrate HOPE at Beth Am on MLK Day
“Why should there be hunger and privation in any land, in any city, at any table when (we have) the resources and scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?” --Martin Luther King Jr. 1964
821 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. That’s 2-and-a-half times the U.S. population. The United Nations has set a goal of Zero Hunger by 2030 and we need everyone's help!
Together with 200 volunteers from Beth Am and neighboring churches, mosques and temples, we’ll pack 36,000 meals in a fun and fast-paced two hours, be inspired by MLK Day speakers and share lunch. 70% of Rise Against Hunger meals go to hungry children all over the world and support children’s attendance at school (the only meal many receive that day) with 30% of packed meals going to health clinics, disaster relief efforts and adults learning a new trade. Please join us!
- 9:00 AM: Sign In and Preparation
- 9:30 AM: Introduction to World Hunger and Training
- 9:45 AM: Start Meal Packing
- 11:45 AM: MLK Day Speakers
- 12:30 AM: Free Community Lunch
Volunteers aged 2 and older are welcome. Volunteer slots include 75 seated roles and 125 standing roles (2 hrs.)
Register online by Tuesday, December 31 for this FREE event and lunch. Please email Deborah with any questions.
Sponsored in memory of Jordan Watts (1997-2019) and Evan Morrison DeFilippo’s 25th yahrzeit. Zichrono livracha -- may their memories be a blessing.
Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Am, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pacifica Institute, University AME Zion, El Buen Pastor Episcopal Church, IndUS Setu Global Foundation