Cents-Ability is our presbytery’s strategy for raising awareness and funds in the fight against hunger. Since inception in 2007, donations of $108,999 have been received and grants totaling nearly $100,000 have been paid out. (This year’s grants cycle will be awarded in late November.)
Congregations invite every member—of all ages—to contribute a few cents at every meal as an expression of thanks for what we have received; and a token of our commitment to share with others in response to Jesus’ command, “You give them something to eat.”
Participating congregations can choose to keep a percentage of the funds they collect, which means that it’s a great way to help fund your own hunger ministry. The Cents-Ability Grants Committee, made up of representatives from each participating congregation, decide how to allocate the funds that are sent to the presbytery. Currently, 40% is allocated for grants to hunger ministries within the presbytery and 60% is given to one or more projects of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
If you would like to learn more about Cents-Ability and how to begin (or bring new life to) the program in your congregation, please contact our Hunger Action Advocate, Rev. Phyllis Zoon at (201) 910-7047 or email [email protected]