Thursday, January 27, 2011

David Beckmann - CitySquare's Guest for our Annual Prayer Breakfast


I'm looking forward to CitySquare's Annual Prayer Breakfast. We will be hosting this year's event March 3, 7:00 am, at Dallas Market Center (Grand Pavilion, 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207).

David Beckmann, president of 'Bread for the World' and one of our country's foremost advocates in the fight against hunger and food insecurity in our nation and around the globe.

Not only will we be encouraged and challenged by Beckmann. Those who attend will have the opportunity to channel their concern to action. After the prayer breakfast, we will host sessions that will focus on advocacy and public policy relating to hunger; you will also learn how to get support and engage with agencies (like CitySquare) who are working to make a deep impact in hunger in Dallas and across our state.

We will also be channeling attendees to participate in Community Hunger Day (March 9), an opportunity to experience, albeit in a very small way, what it means to go hungry. You can participate by giving up lunch for that day and making a contribution of the cost of that fast to CitySquare. Or you can commit to a day, two days or a week, to feeding yourself and your family on what a food stamp (SNAP) card allocation. Both actions are meant to get us to think about what it means to allow people to go hungry in a country as prosperous as ours. Later we will also be announcing a screening of a documentary and discussion of hunger in our society.

Our prayer breakfast this year will be both conversation and action. Hope you can be with us!

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