Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

Looking for a Meaningful, Exciting Experience This Summer?

Rebekah Richey of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Jenny Millkey of Palmetto, Ga., laugh during the opening plenary session of Bread for the World's 2011 Gathering. (Rick Reinhard)

By Dr. Alice Walker Duff

Please join us for Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering and have a meaningful and exciting experience. It’s not too late, and you can still receive a special discounted rate if you register by May 31.

This year’s National Gathering, themed “A Place at the Table,” offers the opportunity to worship, learn, take action — and have some fun, too. You’ll attend informative workshops, see the inspirational musical Lazarus, and hear from world-renowned preachers, international development and nutrition experts, and high-ranking government officials and members of Congress.

On June 10, Bread for the World Institute will convene its International Meeting, which will renew the 1,000 Days Call to Action to increase the political will to improve maternal and child nutrition. Raj Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Joe Costello, minister of state at the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Trade and Development, will give both give keynote speeches at the meeting.

Kristi Jacobson, one of the directors of A Place at the Table, will participate in a special June 9 session about the documentary, along with three of the people featured in the film—Pastor Bob and Michaelene Wilson of Plateau Valley Assembly of God Church in Colbran, Colo., and Barbie Izquierdo, a hunger activist from Philadelphia, PA.

The renowned Rev. James Forbes, named as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Newsweek, and Rev. Luis Cortés, Jr., president and CEO of Esperanza, will lead us in powerful praise and prayer.

This dynamic event comes at a crucial time for our advocacy. On June 11, we’ll take our message of ending hunger to Congress during Lobby Day.

Don’t miss this. Join us in setting a place at God’s abundant table for everyone.

Dr. Alice Walker Duff is Bread for the World's managing director.


Register online by May 31 for the special discounted rate of only $210 ($175 for students) at www.bread.org/gathering.


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