Bike Out Hunger
Bread for the World has announced its 2014 Offering of Letters to United States senators and representatives. Bread does not send these letters; Bread encourages and empowers individual Christians to conduct this annual letter-writing campaign, and this often occurs through churches.
This year’s effort asks lawmakers to reform United States food aid in times of crisis and to foster long-term solutions to hunger. Specifically, it asks for legislation to pursue three goals:
1) Improve efficiency in international crisis aid by allowing more food to be bought in or near the country where it is needed and by reducing sales of American-grown food in developing countries and instead funding local projects that can provide more sustainable anti-hunger efforts.
2) Enhance the nutritional quality of food aid and better target it to vulnerable people, such as women and children in the first 1,000 days of life.
3) Protect funding for emergency and development food aid.
Bread, which is supported by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, provides a wide variety of helpful resources to help people understand the issues related to U.S. aid and to help churches organize letter-writing campaigns. It’s a great way to lay a foundation of concern for hunger and poverty in the world, and this concern is firmly rooted in the gospel message of Jesus.
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Today it starts, and it starts in a big way… 100 miles with some of my newest best friends. Together we are beginning Bike Out Hunger – Texas 2013, which is a bicycle journey from The Woodlands to Giddings, over to Austin, then to Cameron up through Waco, over to Waxahachie and on into Arlington for the finish. By Saturday at noon, we’ll have each accumulated 445 miles over the six days. Full Story »
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Bike Out Hunger is now history…but your opportunity to reward these cyclists by giving to the Hunger Offering in their name at www.bikeouthunger.org lives on. You can still honor them!
Bike Out Hunger 2011 – Day 1: What we’re riding for
Bike Out Hunger 2011 – Day 2: Matt Robb, Green Acres Baptist Church
Bike Out Hunger 2011 – Day 4 Some pain, spiritual eyes, empty stomachs and hearing the gospel
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Bike Out Hunger
Bike Out Hunger 2011 Day 2: Yoda, hills and suffering
Bike Out Hunger 2011 Day 3: It’s about the people, not the ride
Bike Out Hunger 2011 Day 4: A peanut butter sandwich and working together
Bike Out Hunger 2011 Day 5: Lamenting, 90 miles and helping the hungry