Tag: hunger

Football on Our Minds!

Here are some stories of football and hunger that lead us to one of the biggest days of sports and food/snacks of the year! Super Bowl LIII is an upcoming football game between the two-time defending American Football Conference champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference champion Los Angeles Rams to determine the champion of the National Football League for the 2018 season. Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, will be the Super Bowl with the big game of feeding our appetite for sports and food, as we reach out to care for those in need of food in our communities across the nation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_LIII

A simple prayer: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat” is inspiring a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world.

This prayer, delivered by Brad Smith, then a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, gave birth to an idea. Why not use Super Bowl weekend, a time when people come together for football and fun, to also unify the nation for a higher good: collecting dollars and canned food for the needy? Youth could collect donations at their schools and churches in soup pots, and then send every dollar DIRECTLY to a local charity of THEIR choice.


https://souperbowl.org/welcome 

As you care for those around you, by not just giving this weekend, but all year long to help those in need and less fortunate, remember these stories as you do!

Stories of faith, football, and hunger from Media Mission:

Are you and I the problem with hunger? Listen to what Ron knows about plate waste by clicking on the audio button below …

A humorist sports story that captures the truth about the need to learn how to block in football! Click on the audio button below to hear this story told by Carl …

Giving handouts to people in need of food is important, but to be confident they are able to prepare the food, is a question that needs answered says Otis. Click on the audio button below to hear what Otis has to say …

The Walter Payton Award will be given out this weekend! One of the greatest NFL players on and off the field, Walter Payton was special. Listen to what John has to say about Walter on Passages …

Many refugees in the world suffer health problems that often is a result from hunger and lacking clean water to drink. Listen to Bill tell what he experienced …

A special era in the NFL is shared by All-Pro Defensive Back Mel Blount who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s. Listen to Mel talk about those glory days! Click on the button below.

Here is a fun and spirited song called “Big Joe” by the late David Bailey who has inspired thousands in looking at themselves and their relationship with each other and God.  Enjoy!

Please help out those in need of food in your community! Give to your local food bank.  Thank you!
The PMM Leadership Team and Passages Production Team

Walter Payton Award winner will be announced this evening!

NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of Year award

The NFL announced today the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. Representing the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact, each of these players was selected as his team’s Man of the Year and is now eligible to win the national award.


Hunger and Homeless Stories from the Streets

Stories from those who help with getting food to those suffering from hunger in various communities. Hear from homeless about their struggle.

Ed is a homeless person from the streets of Pittsburgh with wisdom on survival … click on the audio button below …

Bill is in a homeless shelter in Pittsburgh after hitting bottom and losing almost everything in his life … click on the audio button below …

 

Here is a link to the website “Mission From Mars” who help people by caring http://www.missionfrommarspittsburgh.com/

And the new book on “Mission From Mars” by  Jen Katzfey just authored “… And This Is How It Ends” that can be purchased and downloaded from www.amazon.com/author/jensky  More stories in print from the streets of Pittsburgh to bring you closer to those we often walk or drive-by.

Stories from people who are helping folks in need …

Jenny starts collecting food items and monies to help those in need of food in her neighborhood … click on the audio button below …

Otis is a social worker who helps folks find to a way of getting and making food to eat so it is used for needed nutrition …

Parker has a concept of hospitality that can meet needs of people in a variety of situations from homeless to those facing hunger to congregations to schools throughout the community. Click on the audio below …

Link to Pittsburgh Presbytery Hunger Fund http://www.pghpresbytery.org/ministry_teams/hunger_fund.html

Link to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Hunger Program https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/hunger/

We pray for the homeless and hungry of our communities!

We pray for those who are the eyes, hands, and hearts of God’s people helping those in need of food and shelter.