Lilburn's Trinity Lutheran Church Leads in Hunger Walk
The Lilburn congregation is noted as being one of the most productive teams for Lutheran Services of Georgia.
In just a few weeks, walkers and runners from all over Georgia will commence for the 2013 Hunger Walk/Run in Atlanta. There, in the crowd, will be a Lilburn team credited for being among the top teams.
According to organizers, Trinity Lutheran Church is one of the most productive congregations that participates with Lutheran Services of Georgia, which is one of the six selected charities receiving funds from the walk.
The church's work is highlighted by Lutheran Services of Georgia in a Feb. 13 posting by the organization.
In the past three years, the church has steadily increased the amount raised for the Hunger Walk.
In 2010, the church raised $7,574. In 2011, it raised $11,569. And, in 2012, the church raised $12,591 and had more than 100 participants, said Lutheran Services of Georgia.
In part, the church has been motivated by the death of Ken Bosler, a longtime member and Hunger Walk captain. He died from cancer in 2010, and the congregation wore T-shirts honoring him that year in the Hunger Walk.
Hunger in Georgia:*
16.9 percent of the people living in the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s service area in metro Atlanta and north Georgia are food insecure. This means that they are unsure of where their next meal will come from.
Some 28.3 percent of Georgia children, or more than one in four, lives in a food insecure household. This is up from 27.9 percent last year.
Over the past three years, the number of Georgia households receiving food stamps has increased by 62 percent.
Between 2009-2011, 17.4 percent of Georgia households experienced low food security. Food security is defined as access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
- To participate in the Hunger Walk with Lutheran Services of Georgia, click here.
- To learn more about Lutheran Services of Georgia, click here.
*(Data is compiled on the Hunger Walk/Run website, and it includes information from Feeding America, Georgia Department of Human Resources, and the United States Department of Agriculture.)