A Hunger Justice Leader Setting 'A Place At the Table'
By now, many Bread members have viewed the eye-opening documentary A Place at the Table and are sharing it with their churches, friends, and communities. The feature-length film – now available for purchase on DVD and streaming on Netflix – tells the story of hunger in America through the lives of three people.
Hunger Justice Leader Libby Tedder Hugus will be hosting a showing tomorrow in Casper, Wyo., as part of Hunger Action month. In an interview with Wyoming's KTWO News (see above), Libby said it is time to ask ourselves, "why is that in the wealthiest nation in America we have one in six of our American neighbors that are currently hungry?" For Libby, awareness is just the first step and must lead to action. "When I realized how dire the situation of hunger is in the U.S., I realized something has to be done," she said.
The 2013 Offering of Letters, also called "A Place at the Table," offers an opportunity to act. This year, we're asking faithful advocates to sign a petition to the president in addition to writing letters to Congress. The movie has been key tool in raising awareness of the hunger problem in the United States. We have created a set of resources tied to the film – including a study guide to order or download – specifically for communities of faith.
Libby is a graduate of the 2012 Hunger Justice Leader training in Washington, D.C. The participants in this program are passionate, faith-filled leaders who, through action and awareness , work to end hunger both at home and abroad. Libby has written for the Bread Blog about her advocacy to end hunger and the faith that grounds her in the work.
With passionate and dedicated advocates like Libby, together we can work to ensure that everyone has a place at the table.
If you have shown A Place at the Table in your community, tell us about your experience, and how this tool has helped you in your efforts to build awareness and take action, in the comments below.
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