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Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response
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Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response


with Sara Doruska

Explores the root causes of hunger and food insecurity to find a response that is compassionate and effective. In a small group setting, you will learn about food deserts, food insecurity and nutrition, SNAP, the effect of the U.S. racial wealth gap on food insecurity, underemployment and food insecurity, food waste, public policy around farming, climate change and hunger and COVID-19’s impact on hunger. You will identify how you may be called to action such as advocating for just and compassionate public policies, alleviating global hunger, or responding to local food insecurity.

  • Meets: Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from October 18-December 13
  • Location: Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church, 510 East 1st Street, Ankeny 
  • Facilitators: Sara Doruska and Kathy Avey
  • Cost: $80, includes books, an opportunity to talk with a local community member, and an immersion experience. Scholarships are available.


  • Meeting 1 – October 18 
  • Meeting 2 – October 25 
  • Meeting 3 – November 1  
  • Meeting 4 – November 8 
  • Meeting 5 – November 15 
  • Meeting 6 – November 29 
  • Meeting 7 – December 6 
  • Meeting 8 – December 13 
  • Immersion – TBD 

This is a JustFaith Ministries program offered by the Center for Social Ministry.

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