THANK YOU to all who supported the 2013 CROP Walk! Whether you walked, ran, strolled, or financially supported one who did, you helped contribute to over $35,000 raised so far (with much more to come, no doubt!)! The weather cooperated beautifully, and it was a nice day to do good and feel good! Walkers: please turn in your funds to your recruiter/contact person, who will take it to the downtown Schenectady Key Bank (Erie and State) to Lorraine Poirier, CROP Treasurer. Anyone may donate online at http://www.cwsglobal.org/ Thanks again!
Please join us for a showing of the documentary “A Place at the Table”
WHERE: Emmanuel-Friedens Church, 218 Nott Terrace, Sch'dy
WHEN: Thursday, May 16 at 6:00pm and Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm
WHO: Open to the public, sponsored by SICM & area churches
WHY: To provide an opportunity for people to see the movie, learn about hunger issues in the US, participate in a discussion, and take action to end hunger.
About the film: Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
Hope to see you there!
Many thanks to all who participated in the annual Stamp Out Hunger Postal Carriers Food Drive last Saturday! This year we saw a huge increase in donations, and we appreciate not only the donations by Schenectady residents, but all the hard work of the postal carriers to pick them up. We also extend gratitude to Price Chopper for supplying the bags to residents for the food donations. The food collected will help to feed many, many hungry people in our community.