The Interfaith Food Alliance is an coalition of 11+ faith communities in Lower Bucks County who are committed to working to alleviate food insecurity in our community. The Alliance has taken on a three-pronged approach to the issue. Through EDUCATION, we hold events and seek to educate the community regarding the atrocity of food insecurity. Through ADVOCACY, we work with our governmental bodies to address the issue. We feel that we are called to be the voice of those who are silenced by the shame of poverty. We recognize that there is deep, traditional Lutheran theology to being a voice in the public square and take the call seriously. Through SERVICE, we seek to feed those who are hungry today. The Alliance has partnered with St. Mary's Hospital to assist with their food backpack program, partnered with Advocates for the Homeless and Those In Need to provide a monthly Shared Meal, and partnered with the Resurrection Gardening Team to provide food to the ERA Food Pantry. Additionally, the Alliance worships with The Welcome Church, an ELCA Congregation in Philadelphia which meets at Logan Square to worship with those living homeless in the city. The Alliance regularly hosts the hospitality hour following that service and collects and delivers clothing and blankets, as well as holding sandwich events whereby we distribute hundreds of sandwiches made by our members.
The Alliance strongly believes that we must work together to accomplish our goals. This includes working with other Lutheran congregations, other denominations, other faiths, businesses, individuals, governmental bodies, civic groups etc. Together we can accomplish so much more than we can do alone. "By Our Hands, God Feeds The World"
The video was created by Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and was first viewed at the annual synod assembly gathering in 2015.