How does ELCA World Hunger work?
Hunger and poverty are the result of many interconnected causes and are most successfully alleviated when a project addresses more than one of these causes. People who live in poverty need to be part of the decisions about what they need. Thus, programs supported by ELCA World Hunger accompany people and often take an integrated approach to community development, in which a community works across several areas simultaneously to create lasting change.
When people learn new farming techniques and participate in a village savings and loan group, they have two ways of ensuring their economic and food security. Health promoters can provide health education and access to health care in the present, while also mobilizing communities to advocate for appropriate clinical health care in the future.
By addressing an issue from many angles, we can equip individuals with several skills and resources that allow them to create lasting, positive change in their lives -- resulting in communities that are more resilient and responsive. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger support projects and activities that are creating integrated, holistic transformation in more than 60 countries around the world!
For more information, resources for education, and ideas for how you can help, visit the hunger pages on the ELCA website.
RMS Hunger Advocacy Resolution - what you can do!
For the first time ever, the Hunger Network submitted a resolution for the 2022 RMS Synod Assembly; and it passed unanimously! The resolution calls upon congregations to take concrete steps to: increase their support of local hunger ministries, increase their awareness of hunger and poverty issues through educational resources developed by ELCA World Hunger, and to increase opportunities to financially support the work of ELCA World Hunger.
Here is a flyer with suggestions for how to implement this resolution in your congregation AND a Congregational Hunger Ministry Survey. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!
Help Wanted - an RMS Hunger Advocate
The Hunger Network is seeking a retired or part-time rostered person to serve as our Hunger Advocate. The position is funded for $2,400 this budget year. Here is a job description. Contact Carol McDivitt AT firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
RMS Hunger Network Core Team
Thirsting for Water Event
Saturday, September 17, 9:00am to 3:00pm
on ZOOM and at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO
The Hunger Network is partnering with the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry, CO, and the Creation Care Team to host a day of holy conversation on the Intersection of Climate, Water, and Hunger. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 17, from 9 am to 3 pm, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO, and on Zoom. Here is a flyer with more information.
Hunger Ministry Resources
- ELCA Hunger Resources
- Know Your Neighborhood Guide
- Feeding Ministries Guide
- Guide to Backpack Buddy Programs
- Resource for Setting Up a Community Garden
- A Bundle of Responses to COVID-19
- Guide to Community Resources in Colorado
- Guide to Community Resources in New Mexico
- Guide to Community Resources in Utah
- Guide to Community Resources in Wyoming
Hunger Education Resources
- 2022 VBS Curriculum: Tree of Healing
- ELCA Global Farm Challenge
- Daily Bread Ministry Discussion Guide