With a little bit of planning, you can offer a great opportunity for your group to help feed the hungry, as Jesus calls us to do in Matthew 25. The Presbyterian Hunger Program, working to alleviate hunger and eliminate its root causes, suggests these activities in lieu of “quick fix” international food packaging programs (such as Rise Against Hunger/Stop Hunger Now) because our brothers and sisters around the world say there are much better ways to support food security. Need more ideas? Contact our Hunger Action Advocate, Rev. Phyllis Zoon Download PDF
HELP MEET NEEDS GLOBALLY
- Collate and send Church World Service Kits for those impacted by poverty and disasters. Hygiene Kits, School Kits, & Clean-up Kits are needed.
- Help provide Trees, support small farmer projects, and provide tools, animals, and agricultural assistance for communities around the world. Instead of receiving only a meal, communities will be able to grow their own solutions.
- Give to H999999 at pcusa.org/hunger.
SOME EASY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
- Volunteer! Programs like Meals on Wheels prepare and deliver meals to seniors and others who are hungry.
- Collect small gift cards (groceries, gas, restaurants) to hand out; insert them into gift card holders with your church information on it, or donate them to a local food bank.
- Ask Farmers Against Hunger or local family farms when they could use volunteers on a single day to help bring in harvest, glean fields, or otherwise care for the land that feeds the hunger.
- Create care kits for your own community. See examples.