The New Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival and the Institute for Policy Studies recently released its in-depth audit entitled “The Souls of Poor Folk.” The Souls of Poor Folk traces the 50 years since 1968, when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and thousands of Americans, alarmed at their government’s blindness to human need, launched the Poor People’s Campaign. This document examines what the Campaign has identified as the “Four Evils”: structural racism, poverty, the war economy / militarism, and environmental devastation. You can read the full report here.
HIPPIE BANKING OR THE FUTURE OF FOOD BANKING? – Thoughts from the Closing The Hunger Gap Conference: What strategies will enable you to have the longest term impact on your communities? And what opportunities can Feeding America grasp at a time of new leadership for the organization?
The goal of the 2017 CTHG conference is to move hunger relief organizations toward strategies that promote social justice and address the root causes of hunger, using the lens of racial and economic equity.
At the first CTHG conference in 2013, 300 people from 170 organizations representing 33 states plus Washington, DC gathered together in Tucson, Arizona. For the 2017 conference, we expect to bring together more than 500 attendees representing emergency food providers, farms, and nonprofit organizations focused on health, education, and food justice. The conference will be a vibrant, diverse, and inspiring event where attendees have ample time to learn new skills, discuss innovative programs, and network with their peers.
Interested in becoming a Closing the Hunger Gap sponsor? Contact [email protected] to find out more about conference sponsorship.
New report that highlights innovative food banks including some of the Closing the Hunger’s leadership team member organization.
“A fundamental paradigm shift is taking place right now in how food banks approach hunger. Across the country, food banks are looking at their mission through a number of new lenses: health; education and technical assistance; farming; economic and workforce development; business enterprises; and community empowerment and advocacy. Within each of these categories, food banks are adopting a variety of approaches to achieve both the short- and long-term goals of feeding the hungry and permanently ending food insecurity.”