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Bread for the World offering free workshop on advocating about hunger

Bread for the World

A free workshop on advocating about food insecurity is being offered to Hoosiers this weekend.

The workshop is a collaboration between Bread for the World Indiana, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana and Grace Episcopal Church.

Nancy McCammon-Hansen is a local volunteer for Bread for the World and a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She said there are many factors that cause food insecurity, including minimum wage, which legislators can help change.

“So, what we want people to do is talk to their legislators and help to convince them that they have a part in helping to solve hunger,” McCammon-Hansen said.

McCammon-Hansen said studies show a person must earn more than $15 an hour to provide for a family, but the state minimum wage is $7.75.

According to Bread for the World Indiana, one in six children in the state live in poverty and one in seven households struggle to put food on the table.

The workshop is being offered over Zoom on Saturday, September 10, from 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM, with Reverend Dick Hamm giving a talk on “The Theology of Advocacy.” Reservations to the event are required.

Ella Abbott is a multimedia reporter for 89.1 WBOI. She is a strong believer in the ways audio storytelling can engage an audience and create a sensory experience.