Monday, October 15, 2007

Join us for Community Hunger Day 2007

People who live outside the city or in other locations across the country often ask me, "What is it like where you live, doing what you do?"

There are a number of ways to answer that inquiry. But, for today, I'll direct you to an event we've planned for a week from today. Participation with us in this special, collective action will allow you to experience and share in a bit of our world. And, the video link at the end of this post will really help your understanding.

Just like every other day, on Monday, October 22, thousands of our neighbors will skip breakfast, miss lunch and go without dinner. They will go to bed hungry.

I'm asking you to join them.

For this one day, I ask you to go without food for at least one meal.

Share in the hunger that many of our neighbors experience daily. Spend the day in reflection about the issue of hunger. Donate the amount you save by not eating to our work here in Dallas.

Make a commitment to our community on Community Hunger Day 2007.

Our neighbors who live in inner city Dallas, Texas will be strengthened and encouraged by your support.

Sign up for the campaign today at

If you want to understand more about the life we share here, connect with us by taking a moment to watch the video below.

Please share it with your friends, family, associates at work and neighbors.

If you experience difficulty viewing this video, go here:



Steve Puckett said...

Good video. We do a similar ministry on a slightly smaller scale here in Melbourne, Florida. I am really pleased that we also use those who originally were served by our Food Closet as workers in the ministry. It's great to have people in your community speak of you as the church that feeds and clothes people. However, we are quick to let them know that God is doing the feeding and clothing . . . we are only instruments of his good pleasure. We they ask, "What do you mean?" then the door is open for real "feeding" to occur.


Seth Patinkin said...

These tactics are not endemic to this situation. I am a Jewish landlord in Bloomington, Indiana, and have fallen prey to an anti-semitic city government, run by an ex-con mayor, Mark Kruzan. Over the past two years, Kruzan and his cohorts in the Legal Department and the Housing Department, Kevin Robling and Lisa Abbott, have systematically fined me for a multitude of ordinance violations ranging from my grass being a few inches too long to allegations of "alarming" occupancy density, such as situations in which four individuals legally occupy a 4-bedroom home.

Here are links to a few blogs about these experiences:

Anonymous said...

Seth Patinkin:

What is the connection of your comments to the subject of Community Hunger Day?