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Six weeks of action against hunger!

At Oxfam Action Corps it is our goal to motivate, inspire and engage communities to Right the Wrong. This fall, we are inviting you to  join us in the tradition of fighting hunger through 6 weeks of engaging actions. We'll kick off our actions with a dinner conversation on World Food Day on October 16 and continue weekly until our Hunger Banquet, the Thursday before thanksgiving, Some of the actions will challenge your knowledge of family farming statistics, legislative action implementations, and help you start on the GROW Method.

Week One: A World Food Day Meal

Join us for a celebration of food and farmers at Civic Lab on October 16th, 2014.In partnership with Growing Home, Janet Cassidy and Lexicon of Sustainability, we’ve prepared an evening of delicious food, dynamic conversation and social justice all TOTALLY FREE! The events starts at 7:00pm.

For more information and registration, check out the Eventbrite page.

Week Two: Online QuizOnline accessible quiz with ten questions regarding family farming and sustainability with the quiz taker being rated.

Week Three: GROW MethodWe have a few GROW Method recipe posts on our blog! Or check out the GROW Method Pinterest page!

Week Four: Sign Food Aid Petition OnlineConsistent with our call for more aid and better aid, Oxfam will highlight our push for the Food for Peace Reform Act of 2014.

Week Five: Donate to South Sudan 
Scarcely in the news, a major food crisis is looming for the world's newest country.  We must raise the profile and raise help. To read about what Oxfam is doing, visit this blog.

A number of Chicago Oxfam Action Corps volunteers will be taking part in the Chicago Hot Chocolate Run on November 9th and we are dedicating all our fundraising efforts to the Food Crisis in South Sudan . There's so many ways you can be a part of this effort:
  1. Join our team, register for the 15 or 5k (we've been offered a sweet discount!)
  2. Volunteer  on behalf of Oxfam at RAM Racing's Hot Chocolate 5K/15K at the Expo on Nov. 8th or at the Race Nov. 9th.
  3. Donate and help us meet our fundraising goal here.
Week Six: Oxfam Hunger Banquet, Recap of Six Weeks of Action
We will ask YOU, Oxfam supporters around the US to post online a picture and blurb about how they helped to fight hunger this fall. Keep track of your progress during the Six Weeks of Action and submit a blurb or photo to us!

If you would like to get involved with planning a Hunger banquet, please email us at Chicago@oxfamactioncorps.org.

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