Category: Advocacy

November 27, 2013

Act Now to Give Kids a Good Start

Deadline to register for School Breakfast Challenge is Dec. 20 School breakfast is one of the best ways to address childhood hunger.  It also improves test scores, reduces tardiness, absenteeism, discipline problems and the likelihood of obesity.  Yet less than 45 percent of the state’s students receive school breakfast.  Right now, our congregations have a...

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May 24, 2010

Captiol Hunger Garden Grows Food, Awareness

Thanks to the efforts of the Legislative Hunger Caucus, there is now a Hunger Garden on the grounds of the State Capitol in Harrisburg. The garden, opened May 7, relies on volunteers to grow fresh vegetables to be donated to local food banks. At the 2010 Lutheran Day at the Capitol, the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania gave its "Hunger Leader Award" to Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-36), a leading force in establishing the garden.

May 17, 2010

From the Street shares stories of homelessness

"From the Street," a photovoice project with individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia, will be on display May 22 and June 1-4 in two locations in Center City.

January 4, 2010

Seafarer’s Ministry arranges Christmas reunion

It was a Christmas at Seamen's Church Institute that all involved will remember forever. As always, this 166-year old vital-to-commerce ecumenical ministry practiced the Golden Rule with seafarers from around the world, even bringing a father together with his long-lost daughter.