The truth is nobody wants to be poor. Nobody wants to struggle from day to day wondering where they’re going to get money for food, for clothing, for medicine.
Last Thursday evening at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, a gathering, organized by the Greenbrier Committee on the Poor People’s Campaign, attended a hands-on Hunger Summit to discuss and work on what Poor People’s Campaign co-chairperson Loretta Young called, “The unfinished business of living in poverty.”
“A hungry child is a hungry child, no matter who it is,” Young said. “It’s not fair of us to fight the poor. We should fight poverty.”
The purpose of the planning committee was to bring faith leaders, charitable emergency food providers, state and local government, health providers, advocacy groups, business and industry and community members together to learn about hunger and food insecurity. The Poor People’s Campaign is a re-envisionment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s campaign of the same name from 1968. Organizers across the nation are bringing it back to combat what they say are social injustices that cause poverty in the world’s richest nation.