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Kannapolis churches host hunger event Saturday

KANNAPOLIS ó A cluster of Presbyterian churches in Kannapolis is hosting “An Afternoon to Address Hunger” Saturday at Bethpage Presbyterian Church of Kannapolis.
This event will provide an opportunity for local Presbyterians and members of the community to make a difference in the lives of the hungry in our nation and around the world.
From 3 to 5 p.m., there will be a Bread for the World “Offering of Letters” in Bethpage’s sanctuary. A representative from Bread for the World will be present to guide participants in writing letters to our congressmen, senators and president about hunger issues.
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there will be a “Stop Hunger Now” food packing event in Bethpage’s fellowship hall. A grant from the Presbytery’s Church Development Committee and gifts from Bethpage and other churches have made it possible for 20,000 meals to be packaged in those two hours. These meals are dehydrated, fortified rice-soy meals, that are vacuumed packed. Stop Hunger Now will store them in distribution warehouses, ready for very quick deployment to emergency situations anywhere in the world.
In between these two events, there will be a pizza supper for participants.
Also, some strong backs and willing hearts will be needed from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to help unload a truck and set up for the packing event.
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. For 35 years this organization of Protestants and Catholics has been organizing letter-writing campaigns which in turn have led Congress to pass significant legislation benefiting the hungry in this country and around the world.
You can learn more about them at www.bread.org.
Children may participate as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The sponsoring Presbyterian churches include Bethpage of Concord, Bethpage of Kannapolis, Covenant, First, and Second. The host church, Bethpage Presbyterian of Kannapolis, is located at 6020 Mooresville Road.
For more information or to register, contact Debbie Wilkinson at debbie.wilkinson@presbyofcharlotte.org or 704-535-9999, ext 213.

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