Vote to End Hunger

By Lynette Johnson *

Vote to End HungerIt has been a very long, very contentious election season, and it’s not over yet. On November 8, people of good will throughout the United States will make critical leadership choices that will determine our country’s direction and values in the coming years.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Society of St. Andrew cannot lend its support to any one candidate over another. What we can do, though, is ask you to put your values front and center, and vote to end hunger.

There is no reason for anyone in this land of plenty to be hungry. It is time for all of us to raise our voices and cast our votes to say that hunger is unacceptable!

Please take a little time and visit the website, votetoendhunger.org. It is a project of the Alliance to End Hunger, a national coalition of hunger-fighting organizations, of which the Society of St. Andrew is a member.

Ask your local, regional, and statewide candidates for office what they will do to end hunger. What changes do they support that will improve the nutrition of your most vulnerable neighbors?

Vote to End Hunger asked both the major party presidential candidates what they will do to end hunger. You can read Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s positions here: http://votetoendhunger.org/about-hunger/presidential-candidate-videos.

Raise your voice! Take a stand! Vote to end hunger on November 8.

* Lynette Johnson has been with SoSA since 2010 and has served as SoSA’s Director of Church Relations since 2013. She will become the executive director in January, 2017.

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VOLUNTEER WAIVER

In the event I, or a registered family member, suffers any illness or accident requiring emergency hospitalization, medication, or other medical assistance while participating in a gleaning event, permission is given for any medical treatment which is deemed necessary and reasonable under the circumstances. I fully understand and comprehend that reasonable care will be exercised by the adult staff for this gleaning event to protect the safety of those involved. I understand that the field supervisor’s instructions must be followed at all times, and that I am responsible for any damages caused to fields, farms, or equipment by me/my family members not following these instructions.

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How the Story of the 12 Baskets is Connected to SoSA’s Name

Matthew 14:16-21

But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!” They said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.

2 Kings 4:42-44

[…]the man of God […] said, “Give them to the people that they may eat.” His attendant said, “What, will I set this before a hundred men?” But he said, “Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’” So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.