Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX—1 in 4 children in Dallas County are food insecure as is 1 in 5 adults – – the most vulnerable being seniors and disabled individuals. Christ’s command to his followers to feed the hungry is clear. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . . .” (Matthew 25:35). How can we respond to hunger in a way than maintains our neighbors’ dignity? How can we bring lasting change to those in need? These are questions that religious, government, business and social sector leaders in Greater Dallas are working together to answer.
On January 23, 2013 over 1500 leaders from the marketplace, church, and community will gather for Greater Dallas Movement Day (GDMD), a one-day event that will include leaders in the areas of business, education, healthcare, nonprofits, government, and the church from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Movement Day is directed by Dr. Mac Pier, CEO and Founder of The New York City Leadership Center. Pier believes the Dallas faith community is poised to foster such a movement.
Join this breakout session to actively contribute to this city-wide, multi-sector effort designed to impact hunger. We will earnestly seek God’s guidance during the next five years to cut child hunger in half and increase the capacity of food distribution to seniors and adults with disabilities by 25%. This track is for current and future leaders in education, after-school care, senior care, nutrition, food service, city government, entrepreneurship, venture capital, church, and other sectors who are interested in working collaboratively to improve access to healthy, affordable food in Dallas.
Greater Dallas Movement Day
Dallas Convention Center
January 23, 2014
9 AM -5 PM
For more information, a complete list of afternoon sessions, and to register for GDMD, visit www.greaterdallasmovementday.com