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We need to shift the way we see our food system. The Indy Food Council and the City of Indianapolis are proud to present the System Shift Series, a monthly meeting series designed to introduce you to the triumphs and trials of putting food on our tables as presented by experts from across our local food system.
Across the Central Indiana (and afar) communities, many Hoosiers have limited access to healthy fresh foods. As a result of the limited access, many Hoosiers are reliant on paying extremely overpriced costs for basic food essentials or being reliant on unhealthy, processed foods from gas stations and fast food chains. While finding health choices in food desert communities may be difficult, Eastern Star Church through The ROCK Initiative have cultivated an innovated way to assure healthy, fresh, and affordable foods are offered within the 46218 communities. During August 2018, Eastern Star Church opened their doors for the ROCK Fresh Market, when major grocery retailers began closing their doors. Come learn more about the logistics as to how the ROCK Fresh Market was created, the innovative approach taken to address supply and demand for healthy fresh food, and their overall commitment of providing food security options for their east Indianapolis neighbors.
Truly ending hunger means changing its systems. The end of hunger is within our grasp, but hunger cannot be ended without our government playing its part. Hunger advocates make a major difference by helping our elected officials understand how policies and priorities can help end hunger. In this course we’ll explore the Biblical basis for advocacy by Christians.
Class leader and content:
The Rev. Dr. Richard L. ‘Dick’ Hamm is currently serving as the Interim Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary. He is a pastor, author, seminary professor, and a member of Bread for the World since 1974.
- God’s vision for the world according to the Hebrew prophets and Jesus.
- Christ’s teachings about poverty and hunger.
- The difference between charity and justice.
- Old Testament Prophets and Jesus – model advocates
- Common objections to people of faith lobbying the government.
- Keeping the faith: maintaining energy for the struggle.
Times and classroom for April 29:
- 6:45 – 7:00 pm On-site check-in
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program
Questions? Contact Gail Geisler: email@example.com or Dave Miner: Dminer145@aol.com