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Hunger & Poverty

Presbyterian Hunger Program helps put on a summit focused on food systems and urban agriculture

Together with partners including Food in Neighborhoods and Kentucky State University, the Presbyterian Hunger Program helped to put on an illuminating two-day conference on Friday and Saturday, “Weaving the Food Web: The People’s Summit on Food Systems and Urban Agriculture.” After visits to growing, training and feeding operations on Friday, Saturday’s workshops were held in the conference facility at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville.

Presbyterians urged to contact Congress on reauthorizing the Farm Bill

The PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness issued an Action Alert Tuesday encouraging Presbyterians to, among other things, urge their U.S. Senators and House of Representatives member to quickly reauthorize the five-year Farm Bill, which expires in 2023 and provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other anti-hunger initiatives to millions of residents as well as support to the nation’s two million farmers.

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, holds a ‘service of service’

Each Sunday this month, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska is putting service into its worship service. The Rev. Chris Peters, Westminster’s head of staff, is offering a month-long “When Life Shows Up to Church” preaching series by considering the question, “What do we do when the storms of life show up to church?”

Mid-Kentucky Presbytery churches help Kentuckians eliminate more than $4.5 million in medical debt

Presbyterian church members became passionate about the plight of medical debtors who can’t afford their medical bills after learning about a debt relief effort offered by the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt organization. Through a donor campaign launched in their churches over the summer, together they raised enough money to abolish $4,577,749.43 of medical debt for thousands of Kentucky residents.  

Matthew 25 workshop on measuring effectiveness set for June 29

We say we want to end poverty, but how do we know if we are being effective? That is a central question to be addressed in the second in a series of online workshops dedicated to the Matthew 25 focus on eradicating systemic poverty titled “End Poverty? Measuring Our Impact Holistically.”