Friday, June 12, 2020

Starve Wars: The Prequels

2020 marks the 25th Annual Eucharistic Congress!

What better way to celebrate 25 years than to pack 250,000 meals!

In order to reach this goal of 250,000 meals, we are introducing an exciting new element to this year’s event. STARVE WARS: The Prequels will be a series of “prequel” packing events to be held in parishes and schools across the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Have you ever wanted to bring Starve Wars back to your parish? Or maybe you have not been able to make it down to the GICC on a Friday morning? Here is your chance to get your entire parish or school community involved! These prequel events will bring the full Starve Wars meal packing experience to your community and will count toward our larger diocesan goal of 250,000 meals.

If you would like to hold a Starve Wars prequel meal packing event at your parish or school this spring, please contact Jayna at or 404-920-7898. She can walk you through everything involved in the event as well as help with event planning and coordination on the ground in your parish or school.

Starve Wars IV: An Invitation to Serve

In the face of 3 billion people around the world facing hunger and poverty each day, Pope Francis reminds us, “The words of Our Lord call to us today, telling us not to turn away, indifferent, when we know our neighbor is hungry.” Turning those words into action, we once again kicked off the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Eucharistic Congress with a Friday morning meal packing event.

Bishop Ned Shlesinger joined us for a special celebration of military service at our 9:00 a.m. packing session and we welcomed over 50 people living with disabilities to our second session. Over 500 people packed 85,000 meals over the course of three hours.

STARVE WARS! is a collaborative effort between the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Justice and Peace Ministries, Catholic Relief Services, Helping Hands, and the people of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

For more information or to make a donation to support this event, contact Jayna Hoffacker, Justice and Peace Ministries Program Coordinator, at

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