- Faith and Hunger Network Hunger Action Network of NYS, 275 State Street, Albany NY 12210 518 434-7371 xt 1# Bread for the World, 475 Riverside Drive, 475Message 1 of 1 , Dec 5, 2009View Source
Faith and Hunger Network
Hunger Action Network of NYS, 275 State Street, Albany NY 12210
518 434-7371 xt 1#
Bread for the World, 475 Riverside Drive, 475 Riverside Dr # 1926
New York, NY 10115-0027 - (212) 870-2329
Media Advisory / Public Service Announcement
For More Info: Mark Dunlea, 518 434-7371 xt 1#
Sun. Dec. 6 Faith and Hunger Network Conference in Westchester to Focus on Ending Childhood Hunger
Ending childhood hunger, reforming foreign aid programs to focus on ending third world poverty, and making health care a human right (e.g., single payer) will be the focus of the Westchester Faith and Hunger Network conference on Sunday, Dec. 6th from 1 to 4 PM at the Memorial Community Church of West Harrison, 126 Gainsborg Avenue E, West Harrison, NY. (This is just north of White Plains off of 287).
A recent federal report found that more than 49 million Americans are hungry (i.e., food insecure). Half of all children will use the federal food stamp programs during their childhood; for African-American children, the figure is 90%.
The Faith and Hunger Network (FHN) is an inclusive interfaith and interdenominational alliance of NYS Faith Communities working together to produce a more concerted and forceful witness for social justice. The Network focuses on moving faith communities from the role of charity to justice in the effort to end hunger. It has been around for more than a decade. It is a joint partnership with Bread for the World and Hunger Action Network of NYS.
The conference will provide an update on critical hunger issues in Congress and the state level; make plans for action; and provide an opportunity for networking and future collaboration. Bread for the World will discuss their efforts to reform foreign aid to focus more on ending hunger and poverty. The conference will also discuss the pending reauthorization of the federal child nutrition programs (e.g., WIC, school meals) as well as President Obama's pledge to end hunger by 2015.
The conference will also provide an update on federal health reform and the need to make health care a right. The legislation presently advancing in the Senate and the House falls far short of this goal. A recent state study found that a single payer system just for NYS would save $20 billion annually by 2009.
The conference is free and open to the general public. For more info, call 518 434-7371.