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Leaders, activists and the area's hungry break bread

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Several community activists and leaders, along with a number of the area's hungry, broke bread Sunday night at First Methodist Church.

It was the 2013 Poor Man's Supper. The Christian Service Foundation's annual meeting and awards ceremony. It shines light on the hungry and homeless in the Shreveport area. In fact, organizers say more than 40 percent of children in our live in poverty. It's encouraged not to just help the needy during the holiday season.

"I just believe if a person is hungry tonight, they've been hungry all year," Lloyd Thompson, with the NAACP, said. "We ought to be giving all year to the hungry and making sure. That's what Christian Services does. They fee folks every day, three meals a day; hot meals in this community. We need to support this cause."

The supper was started by late Sister Margaret McCaffery and consisted of just soup and bread.

 

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