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VNC continues Bread for the World participation

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015

Victory Noll Center will join in a nationwide program on March 26 to address the issue of hunger in the United States and the world. Every year since 1974, the organization Bread for the World has invited churches and groups across the country to take part in the Offering of Letters, urging for changes to policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist.

Fasting and Almsgiving are Lenten practices. The Bread for the World Offering of Letters 2015 campaign is “Feed Our Children,” joining thousands of others to write letters to lawmakers in support of federal programs that help hungry and poor people.

Bread for the World is urging Congress to renew the federal government’s major child nutrition programs, including those for school meals, summer feeding, and the WIC nutrition program for pregnant and new mothers along with their small children.

Every five years, Congress must re-authorize the law that funds these programs, which have helped millions of children over the decades. Thanks to the leadership of Bread for the World and its church partners, the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act expanded and improved these programs.

Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 26 as they take part in this effort. They will have information, writing materials and the addresses of legislators to help prepare individual letters. This outpouring of concern sends a powerful message to political leaders and helps to make a difference in the lives of low-income families. There is no cost and no registration for the event.

For more information about Victory Noll Center, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center’s website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.