Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Faith in Action" for Sunday, September 19th

This coming Sunday, September 19th, is a "Feast Day" at All Saints Church: The Feast of Homecoming Sunday!

As we give thanks for all the abundance we've been given in the food we'll share and in the community we'll celebrate, we also take on the challenge of putting our faith into action on behalf of the children who go to bed hungry each night.

So if you're with us at All Saints on Sunday for Homecoming, stop by the Action Table and take action on the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010 (HR 5504)

And if you're not able to be with us on Sunday, you can take action here by copying the text of the letter below and sending it to your Representative:
Dear Congressmember_____________________________,

I write to you on behalf of the nearly 17 million children who struggle with hunger in our country. For millions of children, the meals that they receive at school or in child care are their only nutritious meal all day. I ask that you vote for the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act. (HR 5504).

I especially support the provisions in this legislation that would increase the number of eligible children, increase outreach to underserved children, expand before and after school programs, and make access to these programs easier for families. I also support the provisions in this legislation that provide for enhanced funding for nutrition education, and that help communities establish local farm-to-school networks.

As a person of faith, I believe that we are called to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us. Please ensure that strong and robustly funded child nutrition legislation is passed in the House of Representatives.


Add your own comments to this letter, and mail to your Representative.

Since security screening in Washington, DC delays mail for a week to, we suggest mailing this to your Representative’s local office. You can locate your Representative on the website of the California Council of Churches.

For further information, contact the Peace & Justice department at 626.583.2734

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