Treasure Valley to March on Hunger!
The Idaho Foodbank reports that they provide 119,000 emergency food each month and of that 66,628 are Idaho children.
In 16 congregations in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon, United Methodists are in the midst of a month-long March on Hunger to change that fact.
From Jordan Valley, Oregon, to the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise, Idaho, church members are stepping out to make a difference in their communities. They are challenging others to join them in their efforts to collect food and money for local food pantries and the Idaho Food Bank and to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in the region.
Church members are encouraged to:
- Make a donation of food or money.
- Ask friends and neighbors to donate food or money, making sure that they know that the donations can be dropped at the local United Methodist Church.
- Raise their awareness of the hunger problem and share their new knowledge with everyone they know.
- Participate in their church’s ongoing hunger ministries – and ask their friends and neighbors to join them.
- Start a new hunger ministry at their church or in their community.
March on Hunger, which is supported by Rethink Church, will culminate in a one-mile march from the Cathedral of the Rockies to a rally at the Capitol on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 10 a.m.
Watch Bishop Hoshibata's Invitation to March with him on March 31!