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World Food Day – October 2015
Participate in Our Food Drive – Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 – 7:00 pm
FOOD DRIVE COLLECTION at Durham Lion’s Club, 1850 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC 27705. Individuals, congregations and other organizations please bring donations of non-perishable food. Download the flyer for the food drive.
The Empty Plate (a Meditation) – Thursday, October 15
As a way to help children focus on the problem of hunger, some families have decided to set out an extra plate at their dinner table, and to not serve food on that plate. In returning thanks for their meal, family members will hold in their hearts the hungry of the world– whose plates are too often empty.
End Hunger Durham – Action Group Roundup, Thursday, Oct. 15
Meet with community stakeholders and organizers to strategize and plan how to make healthy food accessible to everyone in Durham. At 6:15 – networking; at 6:30 – meet with Action Groups working with food pantries, food policy, food preservation, community and school gardens, and more. Contact Betsy Crites at email@example.com for more details.
World Food Day Fast, Friday, October 16, All Day
Fast from one or more meals during the day, and donate the cost of the meal(s) you would have eaten to the Durham CROP Hunger Walk (click the “Donate” button on durhamcropwalk.org, or send a check payable to “CROP Walk” to DCIA, 504 W. Chapel Hill, Durham, NC 27701). Read on fasting in different spiritual traditions here, and practical suggestions for fasting here:
Ask Congress to Help the Hungry – Friday, October 16, 4:30-6:30 pm
Write a Letter to Congress requesting their support for food and nutrition services for the hungry, especially for hungry children and infants. Drop by the Soul Café at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 West Chapel Hill St. Durham. Come to the rear church entrance on Memorial St., (under the GREEN “Welcome” canopy) – Enjoy a cup of coffee while you write a Letter to. Bread for the World is the facilitating organization.
Society of St Andrew Gleaning Day, Saturday, October 17
The Society of St. Andrew’s “Yam Jam” is the annual sweet potato gleaning, spanning 4 Saturdays in October. Last year, 1,100 volunteers gleaned over 75,000 pounds of sweet potatoes from 6 fields! The sweet potatoes get distributed to feeding agencies all over the state of North Carolina. This year, we are hoping to glean more than ever to provide for our neighbors in need. Register for Oct. 17 at endhunger.org/nc-yam-jam, and watch for an email the Tuesday before your gleaning date(s) for general information, and another email on the Friday before your gleaning date(s) for the exact location of the field. We will not know the exact field locations until the week of each event!
Share Your Experience on Social Media #EndHungerNow
When community members participate in these or any other hunger-fighting activities between October 9th and 17th, they are asked to share what they are doing with #EndHungerNow so we can see all the ways the Durham community is coming together to take action and make World Food Day more than just an annual observance.