This past fall Pilgrim’s 4th-8th Sunday school class began to study issues of food justice. They learned about food production and food waste. They also learned how differently people eat in various parts of the world. They were surprised at the cost of processed foods in the United States. They heard about local hunger issues and some of them visited places in Duluth where meals are served. They wanted to do something to alleviate hunger and chose to work with an organization called Kids Against Hunger.
Kids Against Hunger packages single servings of a highly nutritious meal and distributes the packets to refugee camps or places where people are living in the wake of agricultural disasters. Pilgrim’s Sunday school class set a goal for themselves–to raise $2500, enough to package 10,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger. On February 2, the Sunday School class and their teachers presented information to the congregation. During the coffee hour, they accepted donations which amounted to more than $1800! When they have reached their fund raising goal, they will make arrangements for a packing event to which they will invite members and friends of Pilgrim.