We are again joining area UM churches to fight hunger and poverty locally and globally. The event features a variety of food stations, a bakery and activities for kids. Spread the word and bring a friend!
Here’s how you can help!
v BAKERY ITEMS – Any and all baked goods are welcome…bring packaged and ready to sell. Drop off at church on Friday September 28th or bring to Southern Hills before 11:00 on Saturday September 29th (church will be open at 8:30)
ALL proceeds from the Mission Café and Bakery go to these three projects…
v DAKOTAS HUNGER GRANTS – Last year we distributed more than $11,000 to 17 programs serving free, hot meals in communities across the Dakotas.
v UMCOR WORLD HUNGER AND POVERTY PROGRAM - Through the World Hunger/Poverty program, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) not only supplies food for hungry people, but also helps poor countries move forward with development. Seeds, tools and training are provided to enable people to grow their own food. This program combines immediate crisis relief (food, clothing and medical supplies) with long-term solutions (clean water, immunizations, enhanced agriculture and advocacy for appropriate public policies) to bring hope to people in despair. In the US, UMCOR assists states and communities through disaster relief efforts. And ALL donations go directly to the designated UMCOR project; there are NO administrative costs applied to donations. For more information, go to http://www.umcor.org/.
v UMC GLOBAL HEALTH - Global Ministries’ vision of abundant health for all focuses on efforts to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The Global Health unit aims to “create abundant health in economically vulnerable communities by protecting children and disadvantaged adults from preventable causes of death and disease.” To achieve this we partner with thousands of communities and health workers through our community-based health programs, while also supporting more than 300 United Methodist hospitals and clinics throughout the world.
Questions? Contact Mary Jane Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-940-1414.