ELCA Hunger Leaders Gathering 2018

A highlight for January was the ELCA World Hunger Leaders Gathering in Washington, D.C., with about a dozen people from the three synods that cover California, including two students from California Lutheran University.  A “Day on the Hill” included delegation meetings with staff for Senators Feinstein and Harris, and a number of meetings and drop-in visits with California’s large House delegation.  Farm Bill re-authorization was the focus, and a primary emphasis was on the food aid provisions, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.