Fast of Caring — Oct. 16, 2013

October 1st, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

On Wednesday, October 16th,

 

Let’s NOT do lunch!

Download the official letter here, and spread the word about 10/16!  Fast of Caring 2013 coverlet 2 – Copy

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 4th annual Fast of Caring on Wednesday, 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 Heritage Square (Downtown Waco) from 12:15 to 12:45 for participants from various companies, congregations and organizations.  We will also take this opportunity to briefly share local, national, and international efforts to alleviate the scourge of hunger.

 

Your donations at work in the community

Participants are encouraged to donate the cost of the lunch they will be missing (approximately $10.00). 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 support the weekly parent/child meals  at Talitha Koum, a local therapeutic child care center in Waco (www.talithakoum.org).

 

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 Heritage Square. 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.  Kenneth Moerbe, MCHC Board Member, will pick up contributions on Thursday, October 17th.  Member, Please call or e-mail Kenneth Moerbe or Esther Morales to let us know if your organization plans on participating.

 

Kenneth Moerbe                                                                        Esther Morales

McLennan County Hunger Coalition Board Member                  Program Director, Helpings SNAP Outreach

254- 715-0143                                                                            254-753-3545

email: kemoerbe@gmail.com                                               email: foodoutreach@grandecom.net

 

 Sign up your company NOW! It’s easy! Download the form, print it out and get started! And, please let us know you are participating! Here’s the form: Fast of Caring 2013 Company Form – Copy

Want to spread the word at your local church, group, or congregation? Download and distribute our bulletin insert.   Fast of Caring 2013 Bulletin insert-color – Copy

 

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