Become a Hunger Action Congregation


Actually, you may already be one!

The Presbyterian Hunger Program celebrates the faithful work of Presbyterians responding to God’s call to alleviate hunger and end its causes. Your congregation is a HUNGER ACTION CONGREGATION if you are doing an activity in one or more of these areas. And if your ministry includes all of them, you can be a CERTIFIED HUNGER ACTION CONGREGATION.

  1. HUNGER ALLEVIATION: providing and/or sharing food to those in need.
  2. DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty through sustainable and equitable development.
  3. HUNGER EDUCATION: learning about systemic causes of hunger, leading towards faithful action
  4. LIFESTYLE INTEGRITY: adopting sustainable personal and congregational lifestyles to restore justice and protect all of God’s creation.
  5. CORPORATE AND PUBLIC POLICY WITNESS: advocating and campaigning for changes in policies and practices to end hunger, promote self-development, and care for creation.
  6. WORSHIP: incorporating prayer, education, and preaching about hunger and its causes in worship.

The instructions and online Hunger Action Congregation form are here. The process is super-easy! If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Rev. Phyllis Zoon, our Hunger Action Advocate at 201-910-7047.

Hunger Action Congregations in Monmouth Presbytery  (with the 3 certified HACs marked *)
• First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, NJ
• The First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, NJ*
• Presbyterian Church Lakehurst, NJ
• The Presbyterian Church of Toms River, NJ
• Plumsted Presbyterian Church, New Egypt, NJ*
• Forked River Presbyterian Church, Forked River, NJ
• Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
• United Presbyterian Church of Millstone , Millstone Twp., NJ
• First Presbyterian Church, Belmar, NJ*
• First Presbyterian Church, South Amboy, NJ



Leave A Reply