Posts Categorized: Food

Container Gardening

  ‘There are certain, very stabilizing forces in gardening that can ground us when we are feeling shaky, uncertain, terrified really. It’s these predictable outcomes, predictable rhythms of the garden that are very comforting right now.’ — Rutgers University professor Joel Flagler With many people confined to home during the COVID-19 outbreak, “now is a… Read more »

Food Banks are Supporting Communities in COVID-19

In return, let us support food banks!   By Rebecca Barnes, PHP Coordinator Food is a basic necessity of survival. While in “normal” times food insecurity is a gross problem in the United States, we are now seeing huge surges in the numbers of people waiting in long lines at food distribution sites as COVID-19… Read more »

The Power of Community and Agency to Transform Society

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization By Jennifer Evans, mission specialist for the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)   During PHP’s spring advisory committee meeting, we visited one of our newest grant partners, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in Chicago. In this predominantly Mexican-American community, their office is located in the Little Village neighborhood and appears… Read more »

Food Week of Action and World Food Day!

The Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 12 through Sunday Oct. 19 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17). Daily actions are provided below, and see the Food Week of Action page… Read more »

Serving up Privilege

Okay, let’s be honest. Making it to half-way point, I admit some relief as I notice we still have enough basic supplies and I know basically what to make for the next few nights’ dinner. This is crazy, though, right? Because my half-way point of one tiny week of life within a restrictive food budget,… Read more »

Is Your Hunger Satiated?

This morning, I left my house (after breakfast) feeling my hunger not totally satiated. I mean, I woke up hungry and I was no longer straight-out hungry. But, neither was I fully satisfied. I am expecting this is a mix between just a mental state (I’m more aware of and anxious about food this week,… Read more »

First Day of the Food Stamp Challenge

  Sunday, November 17th, was the beginning of the Food Stamp Challenge. I’m joining other Presbyterians across the country in living within a food budget of about $4 per day per household member. It is a way to be mindful of what it would be like to be limited to this kind of food budget… Read more »

Reflections preparing for the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge next week

Nov 17th, Environmental Ministries and Presbyterian Hunger Program invite you to join the Food Stamp Challenge. Click here to learn more and register: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/food-stamp-challenge/learn-more/.    I decided that, for me, this week is as much about my own thinking and empathizing and growth as it was a test to see if I could make it financially… Read more »

Food Stamp Challenge: Hunger and Poverty, in God’s Creation

Environmental Ministries is part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Environmental degradation increases hunger and poverty and diminishes natural resources that can alleviate both hunger and poverty. Meanwhile those who are poor face the worst affects of environmental disasters such as mudslides, earthquakes, and heavy storms (much of which is related to climate instability). Also, those… Read more »

First Presbyterian (Oak Ridge, TN) cares for God’s creation

First Presbyterian Church (Oak Ridge, TN) cares about God’s creation and acts to show it in a variety of ways. In their worship life, educational offerings, outreach activities, and in their buildings and grounds, this congregation operates with an earth care ethic as part of their Christian discipleship.   Photo from: floursackmama.org. Young family of… Read more »