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A Place at the Table

Hunger is a very real issue in our community. In fact, at Bridges of Hope, we hear from around 8 households per week who are worried about where their next meal will come from. Summer is just around the corner and many low-income families will struggle with providing food for their childre

n while they are home for summer vacation. Please consider contacting one of our local food shelves to find out how you can help keep them stocked up during the busy summer months:

Brainerd Salvation Army Food Shelf: 218-824-1120

Cuyuna Food Shelf (Crosby): 218-534-9264

Lakes Area Food Shelf (Nisswa): 218-568-8474

Also, please consider attending an important event at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter tonight, May 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.:

The documentary, A Place at the Table, just released on March 1, will provide an opportunity for people to explore the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger for our nation, and move people to take steps toward making healthy and affordable food accessible to all.

Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

You are invited to come, learn, discuss, pray and act! This event is open to people of all ages and to all members of the community.

For Jesus said, “I was hungry…and you gave me food.”

To help Bridges of Hope assist the 8 household who call every week about food-related needs, click here to donate now.

Thank you for helping us build Bridges!

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