Social Responsibility



True or False

  1.  1. 1 in 6 Americans do not have access to enough food.
  2. Most individuals struggling with food issues are homeless and out of work.
  3. Very few children struggle with hunger in the U.S. Because there are enough programs to take care of them.
  4. Most people in low-income households would just be fine if they just worked harder.
  5. Even college-educated people struggle with hunger in the U.S.
  6. The lack of adequate nutrition affects only a child’s physical growth.
  7. In school, children from food insecure households perform just as well as children with sufficient food.
  8. More than 2 million rural households experience food insecurity.
  9. Urban counties have the highest poverty rates in America.
  10. Nearly 49 million people in the U.S. Don’t have dependable, consistent access to enough food due to limited money and resources.


  1. T, 2. F, 3. F, 4. F, 5. T, 6. F, 7. F, 8. T, 9. F., 10. T.

A critical component to a healthy life is nutrition. From birth, the intake of vital nutrients is essential to the growth and development of a healthy individual. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation.

Food Challenge June 2012 for the Poverty Challenge Agreement.


1.4 Billion Reasons Multi-Media Presentation

Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. (Extra Parking at Marriott)

by Global Poverty Project


The vision of the organizer, the Global Poverty Project, is to have a world without extreme poverty within a generation.


The first in a series of related activities that will include a Food Challenge for All Soulers in June – eating for 5 days on a U.S. extreme poverty budget of $1.50 per day per person or on the more generous food stamp budget of $3.17 per day.


Get a head start and begin preparation for the Food Challenge now. Buy rice,    lentils, and various kinds of beans and try out some new recipes.


Contribute to “School Is Cool” Boutique at Carver Elementary

We will be doing our “School is Cool” Boutique again this year for 400 deserving kids. Please help us and look through your closets and drawers and donate any small fun things you think kids would enjoy either having or giving to their parents for Christmas gifts.  Last year we had over 100 kids shop for their moms and dads.   Please leave bags clearly marked in the All Souls office and I will pick them up.  Contact: Linda Parkinson,  816-931-6044 .  PS  WE LOVE BAGS OF  CANDY!


Social Justice Committee Invites New Participants
Third Sundays of the month), 12:15—1:15

Social Justice Committee invites you to help create the new and improved       version of this important committee. Social Justice has been the ‘incubator’       for ideas and activities:
We’ve trained deputy voter registrars
Sponsored speakers
Been the go-to guys when an All Souler wants to do something like protest       concealed guns or organize a march.
Sponsor the Harvesters barrels
Work with reStart

Now, we want to listen to anyone with an idea, a justice itch that you gotta scratch. With meetings lasting an hour or less, we will decide on actions and do them. If you’re interested, but the time doesn’t work for you, write or leave a note in the Social Justice mailbox in the Communication Center.