Do you know the hungry in Westchester County?
· Over 200,000 or 21% of Westchester residents are hungry or at risk of hunger
· One-third are children under the age of 18 and more than half are seniors
· The new needy are also professionals laid off from jobs and those finding work at significantly lower salaries
Bread of Life, which was founded by the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, a non-denominational church in Rye NY, wants to stop hunger in our county and throughout the United States. Currently they feed over 5,000 people per week through their on-site and mobile food pantry, supplying food to families and over 17 church and government food pantries and shelters throughout southern Westchester County.
"I have a heart for helping those who do not have enough food to eat. Many people in our community do not understand the severity of the hunger problem right in our own backyard. I hope to raise awareness, so no one goes hungry on my watch" said Pastor Pasquale Falco from the Church of the Resurrection of Christ
Bread of Life would like to raise awareness and will host a viewing of the award winning documentary “A Place at the Table” which was released March 2013. The film viewing will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session on the topic of hunger. Expert panel members from the Westchester Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry and the Westchester Food Bank along with other keys experts will be present. This documentary examines the issue of hunger in the United States by highlighting three Americans that struggle daily with food insecurity. In the U.S. today, 50 million people and a staggering one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from.
This program will educate our community about hunger and the lack of food security in the U.S. and in Rye and its surrounding communities . Participants will learn the facts and walk away with concrete things they can do to help alleviate the problem.
The program is free and no registration is
required .Refreshments will be served.
Date: Thursday March 13th at 7:00 pm
Location: Rye Free Reading Room
For questions please contact: Sue Wexler, Director, Community Outreach and Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org