Summer Food Crisis Imminent For Many Dallas Children

Major Christian Artists & Star Athletes Join Texas Hunger Initiative to Launch Summer Outreach to 300,000 Dallas Area Children Facing Summer Hunger

Dallas, TX (Vocus) April 15, 2010

To most children, summertime gives thoughts of swimming, cookouts and vacations. But for over 300,000 Dallas area children, summer is a time of hunger. To address this problem, May 1-2, Greater Dallas Justice Revival is launching a weekend of activities to build awareness to “End Summer Hunger”.

“Hunger doesn’t take a vacation,” explains Randy Skinner, director of Greater Dallas Justice Revival. “When school is out, thousands of children in Dallas are not getting enough daily nutrition. It’s sad that Texas is the 2nd hungriest state in the union and 1st in terms of child hunger. Dallas should not be known as the face of hunger!” (USDA current Population Survey)

The “End Summer Hunger” kickoff on Sat. May 1st (from 4-10PM) begins with a family festival and concert including major musical artists, Grammy Award winners TobyMac, Casting Crowns, along with 10th Ave North, Caleb, and Jeff Johnson.

Concert promoter TWENTY TEN Mission announced that Chad Henning, three time Super Bowl winner of the Dallas Cowboys, along with Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers (via video) will challenge the expected 10,000 participants on May 1st to take action to help end summer hunger for over 300,000 Dallas area school children.

On May 1-2nd and during the month of May, the Greater Dallas Justice Revival (a thousand church interdenominational network), will join thousands of church members to hit the streets on May 1 -2nd, to help end hunger by working with the Texas Hunger Initiatives. Volunteers will also be working in “Adopt-a-School” program launched by the Greater Dallas Justice Revival last November. Activities will continue through the month of May, including a statewide outreach day on May 22 for the Texas Hunger Initiative.

“People think that they need to take an overseas trip to make a difference, but there are so many children who need help in our city,” adds Skinner. “It is so easy to make a difference -- make some sack lunches, mentor a middle school student or help plant a garden. Working together it is possible to end summer hunger. There is no better investment that in the future of our children."

Attendees for the May 1st concert (from 4-10PM) are asked to bring 2 canned food items or non-perishable boxed foods to donate before entry to the festival.

To purchase tickets for the May 1st at QuickTrip Field in Grand Prairie go to http://www.twentytenmission.com/2010/Tickets.html or call 479.426-7851.

To find out more about participating in the activities go to http://www.dallasjusticerevival.com

For Media interviews contact: Lynn Scarborough 469-951-7051 or Lynn4media(at)gmail(dot)com or Lynn4PR(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Greater Dallas Justice Revival is a thousand church interdenominational network, that is working in response to the urgent need of the hunger crisis in the Dallas area has launched a program called FEED 3. Working with local schools, non-profits, and churches, the effort will be a collaborative project with the Texas Hunger Initiative and Central Dallas Ministries (CDM) working with local schools to feed thousands of children in our area that need food after school, weekends, and through the summer months. For more information on FEED 3 and Greater Dallas Justice Revival, visit http://www.dallasjusticerevival.com/ or email Randy Skinner at justicerevivaldallas(at)gmail(dot)com

The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) is a capacity building project working with the USDA and Texas Agriculture Department to end hunger by 2015 in the United States. Led by Baylor University and the Texas Department of Agriculture, each county in the state is focused on working to develop and implement strategies to alleviate hunger through policy, education, community organizing and community development.

Twenty Ten is a 501 (c) (3) humanitarian organization who believes by working together we can end poverty and empower communities to become self-sufficient, both in the United States and Internationally! We raise awareness and connect resources to 20 world-impacting organizations as an investment toward sustained growth for 10 partnered communities (5 in the United States & 5 International). Last year’s event in South Ft. Worth, Texas, provided a major highlight to global issue of Human Trafficking. http://www.twentytenmission.com

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