Tips for Planning
In 2011, Fighting Poverty with Faith is promoting 3 experiential community events/actions – the Food Stamp Challenge, Hunger Banquet, or screening of the documentary Food Stamped.
- For tips on planning a Food Stamp Challenge, check out the “FPWF Food Stamp Challenge Toolkit”
- For tips on planning a Hunger Banquet, check out the “Fighting Poverty with Faith Oxfam Hunger Banquet”
- If your organization purchases a reduced price copy of Food Stamped for Fighting Poverty with Faith, you can screen the film as many time as you want in the future (as long as it is always at the same location)!
- Working with interfaith partners to plan your event can reduce your time commitment, costs, and bring in a bigger audience!
- Encourage your local elected officials to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge using personal connections, Facebook, Twitter, and local media. If local leaders commit to taking the Food Stamp Challenge, they will likely be willing to write an article about it and/or attend your local event.
- Media coverage of Fighting Poverty with Faith events/actions is critical to our success in building the public and political will to end hunger and poverty in the United States. Take a look through Fighting Poverty with Faith’s local media resources, including the Media Strategies guide, a Twitorial (Twitter tutorial), and sample op-ed.
- Ask local religious leaders to give sermons or write joint op-eds about Fighting Poverty with Faith and hunger issues. This is an easy way to start educating your community, and will increase the visibility of your event/action.
- Talk about how your event is connected to the national Fighting Poverty with Faith mobilization. This adds legitimacy and weight to your efforts.
- Have fun, and know that we couldn’t do this without you!