Bedford Presbyterian Church Hosts Rise Against Hunger Event

Over fifty youth and adults gathered on Sunday, March 17, at the Bedford Presbyterian Church for a Rise Against Hunger food-packing event.   Members of the Bedford Presbyterian Church Youth Group as well as the Coalition for Bedford Youth, along with parents, church Deacons, and others all worked together, over the course of two hours, to pack 1,600 bags of food – enough food for 10,000 meals.   Each bag of food – filled with rice, dehydrated vegetables, protein powder, and spices – is enough to feed six people and will be shipped to people in the developing world who are food insecure.

Rev. John Sawyer, Co-Pastor of the Church, said that the Bedford Presbyterian Church has always taken the issue of food insecurity very seriously. The church has sought to address this issue in our own community through the hosting of the Bedford Community Food Pantry and the yearly Thanksgiving Basket ministry, where more than 200 families in the Greater Manchester area are provided with food for the holiday.  

Rise Against Hunger is a way for the members and friends of the Church to address the problem of hunger on a global scale. Rise Against Hunger is a nationwide organization, based in Raleigh, NC that has a regional office in the Boston area, and partners with organizations that have a direct impact on addressing the nutritional needs of people around the world.   The goal of Rise Against Hunger is to stamp out global hunger in this century.   The event at Bedford Presbyterian Church is like hundreds of other events held across the country each year, where volunteers prepare food packages for distribution.  

For more information about Bedford Presbyterian Church, go to  www.bedfordpresbyterian.org. On Facebook at www.facebook.com/bedfordpresbyterianchurch. For more information on Rise Against Hunger, go to  www.riseagainsthunger.org.