Sacrifice just one meal
Most of us have never missed a meal due to famine or poverty. The McLennan County Hunger Coalition (MCHC) is sponsoring their 3rd annual Fast of Caring on Tuesday, October 16—World Food Day. The Hunger Coalition would like to encourage everyone to participate by sacrificing their midday meal on October 16 in order to experience, first-hand, the feeling of hunger. The event is simple but powerful in its potential to focus upon our own blessings and the needs of others, locally and globally. A short ceremony will be held on October 16th, at The Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry at1401 North 34th Street in Waco from 12:15 to 12:45 for participants from various companies, churches and organizations. We will also take this opportunity to honor people in our community to who are working to alleviate hunger and poverty both here and around the world.
Your donations at work in the community
Participants are encouraged to donate the cost of the lunch they will be missing (approximately $7.50). Donations are strictly voluntary and it is not necessary to participate in the fast. All funds donated through the McLennan County Hunger Coalition will go to help fund the efforts of various food pantries and hunger ministries in Waco.
Needed: One contact person to represent your local business
We appreciate all that you do to help to fight hunger in our own community and hope that you can find one person in your organization to help spread the word about the Fast of Caring in your business. Please find enclosed a company registration form. Please let us know if you will participate and if you plan on joining us at Shepherd’s Heart. Your contact person will spread the word at your organization, collect from those who would like to donate, and be responsible to keep record of contributions. Brett Case, MCHC VISTA, will pick up the donations on Monday, October 18th or you may bring them to Friday’s ceremony.
Please call or e-mail Kenneth Moerbe or Brett Case to let us know if your organization plans on participating.
Kenneth Moerbe Brett Case
McLennan County Hunger Coalition Chair Person McLennan County Hunger Coalition VISTA
254- 715-0143 254-224-8486
email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com
The Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 200 Walkers and hopes to raise $5,000.00 to help stop hunger and poverty in the Waco community and around the world. A portion of the funds from the walk will go to Caritas of Waco. Last year, some 80 walkers braved the drought-breaking rain to raise more than $4,000 in the local CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s walk will take place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, at Bledsoe Miller Park (300 Martin Luther King Blvd.) Registration will begin at 2:00 and the walk will begin at 3:00. CROP Hunger Walks are held in more than 2,000 cities in the United States, all during the year, involving hundreds of faith communities. With the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time,” walkers proclaim their solidarity with the millions of people around the world who have to walk long distances to find food and water—as well as with the millions of people served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites in our own country. A portion of the funds from every CROP Hunger Walk goes to a local agency that serves hungry people. The local recipient for this year’s walk is Caritas of Waco.
Participants in the CROP hunger walk recruit friends and members of their congregations to sponsor them as they walk. Registration and preliminary activities begin at 2:00 pm and participants will start walking at 3:00. The 5K route goes from Bledsoe-Miller Park (300 Martin Luther King Blvd), up the Brazos River Walk to the Herring Avenue bridge and across, down through the Pecan Bottoms of Cameron Park along University Parks Drive to the Washington Street bridge, and back to Bledsoe-Miller Park. For those who don’t think they can walk for five kilometers (3.2 miles), there is a “Golden Mile” route. Fun prizes will be awarded to various walkers—including for Best Costume.
For more information about the Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk, contact Katie Cook at Seeds of Hope 254/755-7745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Classes start August 27
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4112 Memorial Drive in Waco
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If you know any women who would benefit from job skills training, life skills training, and basic computer skills, please tell them about CWJC night classes. These classes are specifically designed for daytime working women (9AM-5PM), women taking college classes during the day, and others who cannot attend the CWJC daytime program and need night programming.For more info visit http://cwjcwaco.org/
Parents who bring their children to Youngblood Boys and Girls Club, Korean United Methodist Church , Provedent Heights Elementary School, or La Vega Community Church will receive free lunch. For a list of all the summer meal sites see our google map here
Bohemia will be hosting a festival type event with poets, storytellers, musicians, and artists at Waco’s The Art Forum (located at 1826 Morrow Ave) on July 21. Bring one canned food item or dry food item to get in free. All canned food donations will go to Shepard’s Heart Food Pantry of Waco.
There will be between 30 and 40 vendors selling food, art, beverages, goods, etc. There will also be a Bohemia table where you can order subscriptions, buy back issues, and get Bohemia merchandise.
Confirmed vendors: Mike’s Airbrushing, Courtney Woodliff, Brian Broadway, Pat Jones Photography, Summer Piercer’s Almost Edible Soaps N Things, Cecy Ayla, Patricia Kelly, Memory Boards by Megan Sheffield, CJ Jackson’s xbohica, Brandon Reasoner with Phoenix Threads (and more pending!) All night: Tea Aguilar – eclectic indie mix DJ 11:30 Kat Dixon of Married With Sea Monsters 11:00 Tea Aguilar Band 10:30 Cordial Roy – alternative rock 10:00 Well-Behaved Young Men – folk rock 9:30 The Fly Seks – indie hip-hop 9:00 Blind Rabbit Society – classic/alternative/progressive rock 8:30 Justin Roberts – soul vocalist 8:00 The Horton Duo Back issues, current issues, and subscriptions will be available for sale. Bohemia Journal is a color glossy art and literary journal printed locally in Waco, TX.
The Urban Gardening Coalition is having the groundbreaking ceremony for their new Urban Training Farm on July 9th at 10:00am at 312 Chestnut Street Waco, TX 76704. They invite everyone to come out and show their support for the program. The UGC has received support or pledges of support from the Cooper Foundation, the McLennan County Hunger Coalition, our board of directors, private donors, and a host of other partners to make this project a reality, and is excited the project is finally becoming a reality. If you are planning to come, it is next to the old Farmers Market Building in East Waco, and it is best to park on Mann Street. Contact Zac Bryan at 817-909-3608 or email@example.com if you have any questions about the event or how you can become more involved with the program.
The UGC has recently been on NPR and KCEN, The links to those stories can be found below :
Update 6/27: Thank you to everyone who showed up to the food drive. We raised over 400 pounds of food for Caritas. We are looking forward to working with Katie’s Custard sometime August for another fundraiser or food drive.
This Wednesday the McLennan County Hunger Coalition will have a food drive at Katie’s Custard in Waco, located at 602 South Valley Mills Drive. Donate one can of food or nonpershible food item and receive one free icecream cone.
Katie’s Frozen Custard is a true Waco original, with frozen custard made fresh every 40 minutes. Not only do they serve gourmet custard, but it is also high in protein, rich in omega 3’s, and very wholesome! Katie’s Frozen Custard is the perfect combination of “delicious and nutritious.” Located at 602 South Valley Mills Drive, Katie’s Frozen Custard is a true Waco Original that loves Waco and wants to give back through more community-oriented events like their Community Charity Challenge
World Hunger Relief, Inc. will host its Spring Farm Day Festival from 9am-4pm on Saturday, April 14.
There will be farm-fresh food, tours of the farm, hayrides, children’s art activities, and
demonstrations and items for sale from local artisans. Plants, grass-fed meat, and seeds will be for sale. Live music will be
played throughout the day.
The Village Store will be open all day, and offers fairly-traded food, art, and crafts from around the world. Educational and informational booths will also be featured.
World Hunger Relief, Inc. is a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to the alleviation of hunger throughout the world through training in sustainable agriculture techniques, hunger awareness education, and participation in holistic community development projects around the world.
Directions: From Waco, go north on I-35. Take Exit 339 (Lake Shore Drive). Go left under the interstate and turn right (North) onto Hwy 77. Follow the signs to World Hunger Relief, Inc. World Hunger Relief is located at 356 Spring Lake Rd.