Remember the Hungry this Lent
This year your congregation can host Wednesday night Lenten meals and help fight hunger at the same time. Enjoy global cuisine. Learn about different parts of the world. Discover how gifts to ELCA World Hunger are making a difference.
New from ELCA World Hunger
Sneak Peak: ELCA World Hunger Resource PacketLater this month, every congregation and synod will receive the new ELCA World Hunger Resource Packet. The packet includes free samples of new resources that are specially designed to help your group take action against hunger, including the new ELCA World Hunger Video Series on DVD.
Take a sneak peak. Visit the ELCA Resource Catalog to view new resources as they are made available. Remember to check back throughout the month.
Sign up. Make sure you receive future editions of the ELCA World Hunger Resource Packet at home. Sign up today. It's free!
Health Care BulletinThis new, eight page brochure highlights the health care work of ELCA World Hunger and related campaigns -- the ELCA HIV and AIDS Campaign and the ELCA Malaria Campaign.
Order the brochure.
Give It a Try
Souper Bowl of CaringOn Sunday, February 6, nearly 100 million Americans are expected to tune in to watch the Super Bowl. At the same time, nearly one billion people around the world will be hungry.
The Souper Bowl of Caring is an ecumenical, youth-led movement that unites young people around a single cause: to end hunger. More than 2,000 Lutheran youth groups participate every year. Is yours one of them?
It's easy to get involved. Congregational efforts might include fund raisers, food drive or a service event. The money you raise can be donated to the charity of your choice. To make a local and global impact -- consider a 50/50 split! Give half to a local charity and half to ELCA World Hunger, where where your gifts will have an impact throughout the rest of the United States and world.
In the News
ELCA Presiding Bishop Calls on Members to Give to ELCA World Hunger
There are 17.5 million children who have lost one or both parents to AIDS. More than 80 percent of them (14.1 million) are in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Recent tweets from David Creech, director of hunger education.@hungerbites
Reading list: Gender and Development http://ow.ly/3omtG via @biaagcanada
RT ONECampaign Could coltan - a mineral used for smartphones & other electronics - be the "blood diamond" of the digital age? http://bit.ly/gPL6dF
RT Oxfam New @ClimateVMonitor report says 80% of #climate change deaths are children in developing world http://bit.ly/ii3VBj.
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