The Common Good

A time for 'Sharing Abundance'

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The theme for Food for Santa Fe this November is “Sharing Abundance,” with activities planned to raise awareness of the hunger problem in our midst and to highlight the unsung work of this endeavor that is relatively unknown. On Nov. 15, a Clergy Service Day is planned for members of the faith community to bear witness to the needs of those we serve and to pitch in with distributing the bags. That evening, the Justice and Peace Committee of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and Food for Santa Fe are jointly sponsoring a showing of the Sojourners’ documentary film, The Line, about poverty in America, to emphasize the links between poverty, hunger and so many aspects of the human condition at 7 p.m. at St. Bede’s.

A raffle is being conducted with prizes, including generous gifts from local merchants and dinners at high-end restaurants. Winners need not be present when their names are drawn Saturday (Nov. 17) at a private “Sharing Abundance” reception, where Mayor David Coss will speak. The event, to be held at Gebert Contemporary on Canyon Road, requires advance reservations.