Addressing Summer Child Hunger in San Angelo, Texas: A Congregation-based Case Study

pp. 19-31Date Published: 17 March 2015

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This case study highlights the asset-based, emergent planning process of a multi-congregation partnership that developed and coordinated a summer meals program in San Angelo, Texas. The congregations provided volunteers, space, and food by coordinating the lunch program based on each congregation's resources and capacity, neighborhood location, and established relationships and networks. Their attentiveness to cultural context, congregational capacity, and community input allowed for successful congregational collaboration and program planning. A literature review of congregational resources and program planning methods precedes the narrative and is followed by further implications for congregations.