Posts Categorized: Poverty

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 »

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 »

Action Alert: House Decimates Farm Bill

The House Farm Bill now does not have the conservation focus nor the SNAP benefits that are so clearly needed for environmental and economic care. Please read this Action Alert from our Office of Public Witness, and take action!   Last week the House of Representatives voted to enact a Farm Bill that did not… Read more »

Poverty, Pollution, and Solutions Photojournalism Competition

Calling all youth and young adults passionate about eco-justice and photography: The Joining Hands Networks of the Presbyteries of San Francisco and Cascades, and the UMAVIDA network in Bolivia are sponsoring a photojournalism contest and international exhibition focused on “Poverty, Pollution, and Solutions.”  The competition is open to non-professional photographers from the US and Bolivia… Read more »