Friday, Feb. 14, a remarkable gathering of leaders from local government, social agencies and churches took place in Waverly, Iowa. The purpose of this meeting was to tackle the challenge of ensuring that no one in the town of Waverly ever go hungry again.
Because Waverly is not known for complex problems related to
poverty, the idea is to start in a place that seems relatively easy. It is a pilot program to discover what works
here and then build on those successes in more impoverished areas.
- Ready availability of nutritional adequate and
- Assured ability to acquire food in socially
- Access by all people at all times to enough food
for an active healthy life
Food insecurity is limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food and limited or uncertain ways to acquire food in socially acceptable ways.
how they were asking individuals in the congregation to donate jars of peanut
butter. Barb Prather of the North East Iowa Food Bank told her they could buy peanut butter from the food bank at a reduced price and be able to provide far more peanut butter. From that connection alone, more children are going to have access to food.
Map the Meal Gap, Food Insecurity in your County
By Pastor Joelle Colville-Hanson, Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA