Pastor Kim, Melissa Stark and ONE Regional Field Director Brian Sweeney
Yesterday, ONE members across the country were busy raising awareness and generating visibility on World Food Day — including ONE Delaware, Kentucky and ONE New Jersey!
In New Jersey, religious faith leader Pastor Eusun Kim teamed up with NFL Network sportscaster Melissa Stark in a press conference at Christ Church in Fair Haven, N.J., to explain how people can act locally and think globally.
Pastor Kim discussed the church’s involvement with ONE and its Harvest Garden Ministry, where all the produce from the garden is donated to a local food pantry. Ms. Stark delivered remarks promoting ONE’s “Sweet Potato on the Menu, Nutrition on the Agenda” campaign, highlighting the need for action and how we can help save 25 million children from chronic malnutrition by 2016.
At the end of the event, the press and everyone in attendance was able to view a short documentary about the sweet potato and its positive affect on nutrition in the developing world.
Meanwhile in Delaware, Congressional District Leader Terri Smith Jones and children from St. George’s Episcopal Chapel in Harbeson, Del., met with Sen. Carper’s Staff to discuss the global problem of hunger and malnutrition. The children shared their colored pictures of sweet potatoes and learned how Senator Carper has consistently supported an international affairs budget that advances national security priorities at home and abroad, including adequate funding for global food aid programs.
And down in Kentucky, Congressional District Leader Anne Tyler Morgan prepared and shared sweet potato bread and asked her coworkers to participate in ONE’s Heat Tweet to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton!
Whether it be a press conference, sweet potato lunch, or holding a Twitter gathering, I was extremely excited to see so many ONE members across my region all taking action on World Food Day!