Three congregations within three miles of each other coordinated to raise awareness and resources to help those who are hungry in Columbus, Ohio. Clinton Heights and North Community Lutheran churches held their second-annual hunger march down High Street, through the Clintonville neighborhood, collecting more than 90 bags of food, breaking stereotypes and raising awareness about the realities of hunger in Ohio and Columbus. The following day, Maple Grove United Methodist Church sponsored a “Feed the World Sunday” where they used their worship time to engage in service projects and letter writing. Congregation members wrote letters to Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown about the importance of childhood nutrition programs in our community. Many letter writers were actually young people in the congregation who want to see policy changes to better serve the community.
What can YOU do to break stereotypes, raise awareness, and create long-term change in our community?