LABC Update – May 25, 2023
May 24, 2023
Concerning the June 4 Hunger Walk
By Dale Edmondson
One of the disturbing realities about the remarkable place we live in is the many people who don’t have adequate food—an estimated 190,000-plus in Alameda County. This affects their wellbeing as well as their children’s ability to function in the classroom. This shouldn’t be the case in the wealthiest nation on earth.
Forty-one years ago, Lakeshore agreed with this and began a Hunger Walk to raise money to provide food for people. It took the name of the person who envisioned it, Anne Anderson. As a result, food has been available at the church for those who come here seeking help. But beyond this, Lakeshore contributes significantly to numerous fine organizations who help feed hungry people. Last year, the walk raised $19,000, and the goal for this year is $20,000.
We secure contributions through our walking, but the walk requires sponsors. It may be helpful to make contacts beyond the church, because many members may be contacted a lot of times by other members. (Perhaps you’ll want to review your Christmas card list, and maybe dedicate your walk in memory, or in honor, of someone.)
The official route will be to go around Lake Merritt on the first Sunday in June. Some may need to walk at a different time and place. I’m not free to walk then but plan to walk the week before and think I’ll do that in Tilden Park.
Pastor Carolyn will lead Together In Spirit tonight at 6:00.
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Sad Anniversary – Jesus Portillo passed away one year ago, May 25, 2022, today.