SEPTEMBER: HUNGER ACTION MONTH
Can you recall a time where the words, “I’m starving!” escaped your mouth? Were you waiting for a meal to arrive at a restaurant? Did you forget to pack a snack while on a hike? For many of us in the U.S., truly knowing hunger as a perpetual condition is fortunately not reality. You may be surprised to learn though that the national stat is the same as the global stat in that one in nine people go to bed hungry. Nearly a decade ago, Feeding America began to raise awareness of hunger at home by engaging the public during Hunger Action Month. September represents a designated time to engage and mobilize toward ending the global hunger crisis.
Outside the Bowl is committed to providing a smarter solution to getting hot, nutritious meals into the hands that need them most in Mexico, Haiti, and South Africa. Our desire is to see food insecurity become a thing of the past. Jesus challenged his disciples to care for the least of these by offering food, cold water, shelter, and clothing. Outside the Bowl knows that hunger is more than just physical and that is why we serve our meals through more than 300 ministry partners who are using food as a tool to share the Gospel.
HELP END HUNGER!
Here are a few ways you can engage during Hunger Action Month:
- Join us for dinner at Chick-fil-A at Quarry Creek on Thursday, September 7 from 4:00-7:00 where proceeds will go to OTB.
- Swing by Chick-fil-A at Quarry Creek and buy a cookie! CFA is donating $1 for each cookie sold during the entire month of September.
- Learn about hunger. Watch Living on One Dollar and see the crippling effects of prolonged hunger on the documentary makers.
- Volunteer with a local organization that is fighting hunger. Here are a few suggestions here in San Diego: Got Your Back, Kitchens for Good, and Coastal Roots Farm.
- Host a Super Kitchen Supper!
SUPER KITCHEN SUPPER
Super Kitchen Suppers encourage you to come together for a meal to make sure others can have food. Hosting a Super Kitchen Supper is super easy. Follow these basic steps and have a fabulous time with friends while raising funds and awareness for Outside the Bowl.
Super Kitchen Suppers are a great excuse for a Bible study social, to host a girls night, or plan a backyard soirée before the weather turns cold. Learn more at outsidethebowl.org/supper.
BANQUET & AUCTION
October 6 and the annual banquet and auction is quickly approaching! Our team has been hard at work on the logistics to make it a memorable evening for all those who attend. One of those details is that we're flying out our newest staff member from South Africa, Mark Maingard who will be making a major announcement. Mark and Felipe Gonzalez, our Mexico development director, will be sharing stories with Chris Brown from the stage while conveying how Outside the Bowl is meeting practical needs in their communities and countries.
This past week our team spent a day in Tijuana getting to know some of the children who receive OTB meals through Gracias Del Calvario. The Pesinas, a dynamic husband and
wife team, are leading the charge to change communities throughout Tijuana by offering more than food. The meal program is tied to their church which becomes a safe space for children before and after school. Watching the Pesinas as hugs were given, conversations held, and spoonfuls of food dished out are answers to our prayer that each meal be received as a tangible demonstration of the love of Jesus. Join us on October 6 to see how these kids and the Pesina's will be a part of the evening!
Join us on
Friday, October 6, 2017
SHERATON CARLSBAD RESORT & SPA
Thank you for your continued support and engagement that is making a difference through this dynamic international ministry. Because of you, Outside the Bowl's Super Kitchens are providing food for thousands in Mexico, Haiti, and South Africa.
The OTB Global Family