The Gift of Presence
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An April news item from the University of Minnesota about 4-H and their work to end hunger caught my attention quickly. I am a 4-H alumna, having been a member of the Highlanders in Chisago County growing up. I could easily relate to the words of the 4-H pledge which began the article.
"'I pledge my hands to larger service…' is not just part of the 4-H pledge but a practice that Minnesota 4-H youth integrate into their daily lives.” The article shared information on some local 4-H efforts around the state which were funded by Compeer Financial. The 4-H youth partnered with local food shelves and nutrition organizations during this unusual pandemic time. Hopefully this is only the beginning of partnerships involving youth and communities in need. See some examples below and then consider how your congregation’s youth or other youth groups in your community might be involved in working to end hunger.
Read more of Vernita's posts at https://spas-elca.org/category/blog/addressing-hunger/.